Assistant Professor & Wellcome Trust PhD Fellow
Dr. Anchala did a Post graduation in Chest Medicine from B.J. Medical College, University of Pune, India. Before that he did a five year GP - Clinical Practice in tribal and rural areas of Satara district, Maharashtra, India. He did his MBBS (1992 to 1996) from one of the premier medical institutes in India, the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India.
From August 2010 to the present he has been an Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Public health, Hyderabad – Public Health Foundation of India; currently undergoing PhD in Public Health and Primary Care in Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Dept of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge.
From Jan 2009 – July 2010 he was a Senior Lecturer, Indian Institute of Public health, Hyderabad – Public Health Foundation of India. From Aug 2007 – Dec 2008: MPH: Masters in Public Health from Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh - A recipient of Future Faculty Program (PHFI)and Fogarty Fellowship he was awarded “Outstanding Students Award, Masters level, 2009 - University of Pittsburgh” based on a GPA of 3.99 on a scale of 4, and an excellently rated practicum and project work.
Dr. Anchala was a Research Fellow at the Chest Research Foundation, Pune, Jan 2005 – July 2007 and from 2005-2006 a Co-investigator for clinical trials. His primary interests and research work lay in epidemiology of Asthma, quality of life studies in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, prevalence of obstructive lung disorders among co-morbid cardiovascular disorders and air pollution studies. The job profile in the pharmaceutical industry entailed a three year clinical trials (phase II, III, IV) experience in lung related disorders and anti-asthmatic and COPD drugs. As a Senior Medical Manager (2005 - Aug 2007), in Elder and Unichem Pharmaceuticals Limited, was in-charge of Phase II, III and Pharmacovigilance clinical trials, and headed the protocol designing, preparation of study reports and publication of all respiratory and cardiovascular clinical trial related studies.
Areas of Interest:
Clinical, early diagnostic, and primary prevention in management of Cardio Vascular Disorders (CVDs) and Chest Diseases (CDs); primordial prevention and epidemiology of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs); cost effective interventions for primary prevention
- Shroufi A, Chowdhury R, Anchala R*, Stevens S, Blanco P, Han T, Niessen L, Franco OH. Cost effective interventions for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in low and middle income countries: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2013 Mar 28;13(1):285. (* joint second author)
- Raghupathy Anchala, Anil Parakkad, Sreejesh Nair. CAPSMART- Capacity Building of Front Line Health Workers by Smartphone Enabled Training Based on Community Derived Decision Markers for Primary Prevention and Health Promotion of Non-Communicable Diseases. GSTF Journal of Biosciences July 2012; Vol1.No 2: 43-47. Print ISSN: 2251-3140, E-periodical: 2251-3159. doi: 10.5176/2251-3140_1.2.14
- M Anitha Rani, Vanishree Shriraam, Rony Zachariah, Anthony D Harries, Srinath Satyanarayana, Shailaja Tetali, Raghupathy Anchala, Diviya Muthukumar, and BWC Sathiyasekaran. Does a nutrition education programme change the knowledge and practice of healthy diets among high school adolescents in Chennai, India? Health Education Journal 2012; 0017896912461093 doi:10.1177/0017896912461093
- Anchala R, Pinto MP, Shroufi A, Chowdhury R, Sanderson J, Johnson L, Blanco P, Prabhakaran D, Franco OH. The Role of Decision Support System (DSS) in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One 2012; 7(10):e47064. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047064. Epub 2012 Oct 10. PMID: 23071713
- Raghupathy Anchala, Hira Pant, Dorairaj Prabhakaran and Oscar H Franco. Decision support system (DSS) for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among hypertensive (HTN) patients in Andhra Pradesh, India’ – a cluster randomised community intervention trial. BMC Public Health 2012;12:393
- Vivek Singh, Raghupathy Anchala, Rajan Shukla, Shridhar Kadam, T. Sathyanarayana, Shailaja Tetali Mala Rao, B. Madhusudhana Rao. Competency based training on epidemic investigation, response and control practices-Heterogeneous District Rapid Response Team (RRT) Training for public health workforce of Andhra Pradesh state, India. Indian Emergency Journal. Volume VII, Issue I, March 2012. ISSN: 0976-1470
- Kondapaka KK, Prasad SV, Satyanarayana S, Kandi S, Zachariah R, Harries AD, Nagaraja SB, Tetali S, Anchala R, Kannuri NK, Murthy K, Koppu D, Vangari L, Rao S. Are tuberculosis patients in a tertiary care hospital in Hyderabad, India being managed according to national guidelines? PLoS One 2012; 7(1):e30281. Epub 2012 Jan 17.
- Jonnalagada S, Harries AD, Zachariah R, Satyanarayana S, Tetali S, Keshav Chander G, Rao S, Rao R, Peri S, Anchala R, Kannuri NK. The timing of death in patients with tuberculosis who die during anti-tuberculosis treatment in Andhra Pradesh, South India. BMC Public Health 2011; 11:921.
- Burugina Nagaraja S, Satyanarayana S, Chadha SS, Kalemane S, Jaju J, Achanta S, Reddy K, Potharaju V, Shamrao SR, Dewan P, Rony Z, Tetali S, Anchala R, Kannuri NK, Harries AD, Singh SK. How do patients who fail first-line TB treatment but who are not placed on an MDR-TB regimen fare in South India? PLoS One 2011; 6(10):e25698.
- Aneena S. Pokkamthanam, Anne M. Riederer, Raghupathy Anchala.Risk Assessment of Ingestion of Arsenic-Contaminated Water among Adults in Bandlaguda, India. J Heath Pollution 2011;1:8-15.
- Ajay Gaikwad, Rithuma Oruganti, Vivek Singh, Raghupathy Anchala, Bommila Madhusudan Rao, Ramswaroop. Exploratory Study of Syndromic Surveillance data for stratification of symptoms and diseases in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Emergency Journal March 2010; Vol. V, Issue I. (http://www.geomed-research.eu/IEJ-10_March%20VOL%20V,%20Iss%20I.pdf)
- Ajay Gaikwad , Rithuma Oruganti , Vivek Singh , Raghupathy Anchala, Bommila Madhusudan Rao , Ramswaroop . Reporting pattern in Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) in Andhra Pradesh Indian – EMRI- Syndromic surveillance. Indian Emergency Journal March 2010; Vol. V, Issue I.(http://www.geomed-research.eu/IEJ-10_March%20VOL%20V,%20Iss%20I.pdf)
- Jantikar A, Brashier B, Maganji M, Raghupathy A, Mahadik P, Gokhale P, Gogtay J, Salvi S. Comparison of bronchodilator responses of levosalbutamol and salbutamol given via a pressurized metered dose inhaler: a randomized, double blind, single-dose, crossover study. Respir Med 2007; Apr;101(4):845-9.
- : Raghupathy Anchala; Brashier Bill; Salvi Sundeep. Treatment of mild asthma. NEJM 2005; 353(4):424-7.