Dr. Jeemon Panniyammakal, Ph.D, MPH, FESC

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology | Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala (An Institute of National Importance, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India)

 Dr. Jeemon Panniyammakal started his professional research career more than a decade ago. In his research career spanning over 1.5 decades at the national level, he has developed a focus on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes epidemiology in India. He was involved in several large international and national epidemiological studies and clinical trials such as the ADVANCE study (Action in Diabetes and Vascular Disease: 2002-2011), STICH trial (Surgical Intervention for Ischemic Heart Failure: 2004-2014), UMPIRE (Use of a Multidrug Pill In Reducing cardiovascular Events: 2010-2014) trial, Sentinel surveillance Study in Indian industrial population, Quality improvement programs in acute coronary syndrome, and acute coronary syndrome and heart failure registries in India in various capacities.

 Dr. Jeemon is currently the Co-Principal investigator of the Centre of Advanced Research Excellence (CARE) in heart failure at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala. As part of the CARE, he is involved in setting-up of large scale heart failure registries in Kerala and India. Together these registries enrolled more than 17,000 heart failure patients from different parts of India. All registry participants are being actively followed-up till date. He is also the lead investigator in a 2X2 factorial trial of cognitive behavioural therapy and physical activity based rehabilitation in heart failure patients in India.

 Dr. Jeemon’s experience in heart failure registries in India will be valuable for initiating the ACROSS study work-packages in India. He will contribute to the protocol design, intervention development process, preparation of case record forms, site selection, data quality monitoring, analysis and dissemination of findings to multiple stakeholders in India.