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Senior Research Associate

sarfarajDr Safraj is a public health researcher with masters in dental public health from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and bachelors in dental surgery from Mangalore University. Safraj has over 10 years of experience in health research and his previous work includes “social assessment of the revised national tuberculosis control programme”, “Population registry of Life style diseases in Kerala” and development of a “guide for health professionals when working with ethnic minorities” in the UK.

He has experience in designing, monitoring and analyzing large scale epidemiological studies, qualitative studies, public health programmes and clinical trials. At present, Safraj is working on “a cluster randomized trial to evaluate the effects of a simplified Cardiovascular Management programme in China and India” (SIMCARD study) and Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. He is based at the Centre for Chronic Diseases Control (CCDC).

Areas of Interest:

Social determinants of health, chronic diseases, GIS.


  • Safraj S, Anish K, Vijayakumar k, Kutty VR and Soman CR. Socioeconomic position and Prevalence of Self reported Diabetes in rural Kerala, India. Asia Pacific Journal of public health 2010 Dec 15
  • Soman CR, VR Kutty, Safraj S, VK Kumar, K Rajamohanan, K Ajayan, All cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality in Kerala state of India- results from a five year follow up of 161942 rural community dwelling adults. Asia Pacific Journal of public health (2011) 23 (6): 896-903
  • Soman CR, Safraj S, Kutty VR, VK Kumar, K Rajamohanan, K Ajayan, S Sajikumar: Cohort Profile: the PROLIFE study in Kerala, India. International Journal of Epidemiology (2011) 40 (1):10-14.
  • Soman CR, Safraj S, Kutty VR, VK Kumar, K Ajayan. Suicide in South India: a community based study from Kerala. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 51 (4) Oct- Dec 2009.
  • Safraj S, Soman CR. Socioeconomic position, Disease and Death: Observations from rural Kerala. Proceedings of National Conference on challenges in Human Development in India. Centre for Development Studies. January 2009.
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