GEETHA R.MENON
SCIENTIST D

  GEETHA R.MENON

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 01-09-2013

Address (Off):

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL STATISTICS
ICMR HEAD QUARTERS CAMPUS ANSARI NAGAR
NEW DELHI - 110029 .
Fax : 011-26588381
Email : drgmenon@yahoo.co.in, menong@icmr.org.in
Educational Qualifications:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
    Ph. D in Biostatistics, July 2002
  • Hindu College, Delhi University (North Campus)
    Masters in Statistics, 1984-1986. University topper (Gold Medalist)
  • Sri Venkateswara College (South Campus), New Delhi
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematical Statistics, 1981-1984

Discipline:
MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS/ OPERATIONS RESEARCH



Research Experience:
  1. Extensive experience in designing and developing protocols, questionnaires, data entry templates and tabulation program for epidemiological studies, surveys and multicentre clinical trials in biomedical research.
  2. Responsible for statistical analysis of major bio-medical and epidemiological studies in non-communicable diseases like cancer, CVD, diabetes mellitus, neuro-psychiatric disorders. This includes the ICMR study on Causes of death by Verbal Autopsy, ICMR- WHO study on Assessment of Burden of Non-Communicable diseases, ICMR -WHO study on risk factor of non-communicable diseases. I have also analyzed large scale epidemiological data from other areas like otolaryngology, oncology and ophthalmology.
  3. Acquired extensive experience with all procedures in SPSS and developed a thorough understanding of the SPSS Macro Language.
  4. Handled data for nonparametric statistics and Analysis of Variance, Analysis of Covariance, Multiple linear regressions, Logistic Regression, Survival Analysis, Cox proportional hazards modeling, categorical data analysis.

Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
Life member Indian society for Medical statistics
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

National

  1. All India Seminar on Statistical Modeling organized by Indian Society for Medical Statistics at Jhansi, Dec 4-5, 1987.
  2. Symposium on Research Methods in Clinical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, 23-25, Feb 1990.
  3. Epidemiology Course at center for community medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi. March 2-13, 1992.
  4. Indo-UK workshop on Public Health Implications of Ageing in India at Institute of Pathology (ICMR) New Delhi, Feb 1-5, 1993.
  5. XI annual conference of INDIAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL STATISTICS AND NATIONAL SEMINAR ON GROWING PRIORITY FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, Department of Statistics, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam, Oct 18-20, 1993.
  6. Indian Society for Medical Statistics workshop on “ Biostatistical methods in inference and Evaluation” held in AIIMS, New Delhi 11-16 Dec 1995.
  7. South East Asia Congress of Epidemiology, Jhansi, 24-27 February 2002.
  8. WHO – RGI Workshop on Validity of pre-tests of Verbal Autopsy (VA) and training materials for VA in Sample Registration System , New Delhi, 9-10 April 2002.
  9. National workshop on Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. CMC, Vellore, June 27-29, 2005.
  10. Workshop on issues concerning large scale surveys on Health and Nutrition, New Delhi, 3-4 February 2006.
  11. ICMR-WHO workshop on NCD Prevention and Control, New Delhi, May 25-26, 2006
  12. ICMR-WHO workshop on Development of a feasibility module for Road Traffic Injury Surveillance, New Delhi, July 11-12, 2006.
  13. ICMR-WHO workshop on Developing a web-based module for Acute Coronary Syndrome data capture, New Delhi, October 16-17, 2006
  14. ICMR-WHO workshop on Stroke Surveillance, New Delhi, November 16-18, 2006.
  15. ICMR-WHO workshop on “Identifying Strategies for Data Collection in Diabetes”, Delhi, November 28-29, 2006.
  16. WHO-AIIMS workshop “Public Health approach for prevention and control of NCDs” organized by Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS held in Faridabad, December 4-8, 2006.
  17. SPSS 15.0 Training programme, Hyderabad, 4-6 July 2007.


International
  1. Inter-country WHO Workshop on Tools and Methods for Health Measurements. Yangon, Myanmar 17-21 November 2003.
  2. Intercountry Meeting of Trainers for Arsenic Epidemiology and Research, Hat Yai, Thailand, 21-25 June, 2004.
  3. 25th Annual conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics Leiden, Netherlands, 15-19, August, 2004.
  4. WHO Workshop for National Team Orientation on NCD Infobase in the South-East Asia Region, , SEARO, New Delhi, 6-9 September 2005.
  5. FORUM-9 meeting of the Global Forum for Health Research, Mumbai, 12-16th September, 2005.
  6. Intercountry Workshop on NCD Risk Factor Data Management, Analysis and Reporting , Kathmandu, 18-22 July 2006
  7. International workshop on saving the lives and limbs of users of two wheeler vehicles in Hyderabad, on 5-6 October 2006.
  8. 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields to be held in Honolulu, Jan 17-19, 2007

Areas of work:

  1. Task Force project on “ Causes of Death by Verbal Autopsy” (2001-2005)
  2. ICMR-WHO study on Assessment of the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in India (2003-04)
  3. ICMR- WHO Study on Sentinel Surveillance of NCD risk factors (2003-05)
  4. Development of a feasibility module for Road Traffic accident surveillance (2006-2007)

Presentation in conferences/seminars
  1. Oral presentation of a paper entitled “Measuring the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in India” at the 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields to be held in Honolulu, Jan 17-19, 2007.
  2. Paper presentation entitled “ Adult Mortality surveillance in Verbal Autopsy” at the WHO-AIIMS workshop “Public Health approach for prevention and control of NCDs” organized by Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS held in Faridabad, December 4-8, 2006.
  3. Talk on “ Types of Study designs and avoidance of bias” in Central Council for Research in Homeopathy , New Delhi.
  4. Poster presentation of a paper entitled “Risk Factor Surveillance for non-communicable diseases: the multisite ICMR-WHO collaborative initiative” at the Forum 9, Global Forum for Health Research, Mumbai, 12-16 September, 2005.
  5. Presented a scientific paper entitled ‘Comparison of Bayesian and Classical methods of meta-analysis of stroke clinical trials ‘in the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Leiden, Netherlands, August 15-19, 2004. This paper was adjudged one of the six best papers from among 350 papers all over the world for Scientists Award.
  6. Presented a scientific paper entitled “Comparison of Classical and Bayesian method of meta-analysis of clinical trials” in the South East Asia Congress of Epidemiology, Jhansi, 24-27 February 2002.
  7. Co-author of the paper on “Short form versus full form Glasgow Coma Scale in prediction of early mortality from stroke”. K.Prasad, G.R.Menon, S Raghavan. Presented by Dr K Prasad in the poster session at the Joint Meeting of the 3rd World Stroke Congress and 5th European Stroke Conference held at Munich Germany, September 1-4, 1996.
  8. Co-author of the paper on “Comparison of the tests of homogeneity based on odds ratio and risk difference for interaction” K.Prasad and Geetha R. Menon. Presented by Dr K. Prasad at the 3rd International Cochrane Colloquia held in Oslo, Norway, 1995.
  9. Presented a scientific paper entitled “ Age at marriage and cervical cancer incidence “ in the XI annual conference of INDIAN SOCIETY FOR MEDICAL STATISTICS AND NATIONAL SEMINAR ON GROWING PRIORITY FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, Department of Statistics, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam., Oct 18-20, 1993.
  10. Presented a scientific paper entitled “ Application of Markov process in describing the natural history of cervical dysplasia” at the All India Seminar on Statistical Modeling organized by Indian Society for Medical Statistics held at Jhansi, Dec 4-5, 1987.

Workshop Organized
ICMR-WHO workshop on Development of a feasibility module for Road Traffic Injuries Surveillance on July 11-12, 2006

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