Prabhdeep Kaur


Isaac Centre for Public Health, Division of Medical Sciences
Associate Faculty, Department of Bioengineering


Research Interests:

A physician and public health professional with vast experience in several public health research areas, including prevention and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and cervical cancer in various Indian states, public health surveillance, and outbreak investigations. Led large-scale implementation science projects focused on designing and scaling evidence-based public health interventions and policies in the healthcare system. Currently working on developing interdisciplinary public health research programs leveraging science and engineering expertise at IISc.

Educational History

Masters Applied Epidemiology (2008): Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Diplomate of National Board – General Medicine (2004): National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.

MBBS (2000): Govt Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai; Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.


Courses offered

Awards / Honours / Affiliations

  • World Hypertension League awarded “2021 WHL Norman Campbell Excellence Award in Population Hypertension Prevention and Control”, May 2021.
  • Tamil Nadu Medical Council awarded “Award for outstanding service during COVID-19 pandemic, Tamil Nadu Medical Council Awards – 2021”, presented by the Honorable Governor of Tamil Nadu in July 2021, Chennai, India.
  • Navashakthi Award by Sankara TV, Chennai, on 15th October 2022. Among nine women awarded for achieving the pinnacle in their respective fields. The award recognized the contribution to public health and scientific research while positively influencing thousands of aspiring young.
  • Aval Vikatan leading Tamil magazine for women, awarded “Aval Awards Most Eminent and Respected Officer 2020” for a leadership role in COVID-19 response in Tamil Nadu, in March 2021.


  1. Kaur P, Kunwar A., Sharma M, Durgad K, Gupta S, India Hypertension Control Initiative Collaboration, Bhargava B. The India Hypertension Control Initiative–early outcomes in 26 districts across five states of India, 2018–2020. J Hum Hypertens. 2022. 
  2. Kaur P, Borah PK, Uike PV, Mohapatra PK, Das NK, Gaigaware P, Tobgay KJ, Tushi A, Zorinsangi, Mazumdar G, Marak B, Pizi D, Chakma T, Sugunan AP, Vijayachari P, Bhardwaj RR , Arambam PC, Kutum T, Sharma A, Pal P, Shanmugapriya PC, Manivel P,  Kaliyamoorthy N, Chakma J, Mathur P, Dhaliwal RS, Mahanta J, Mehendale SM. Noncommunicable diseases as a major contributor to deaths in 12 tribal districts in India. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2022;156(2):250-9. doi: 10.4103/ijmr.ijmr_3332_21
  3. Kaur P, Ramachandra Rao S, Venkatachalam R, et al. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in rural South India: cohort study. BMJ Open 2019;9:e029759. https://10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029759
  4. Sankaranarayanan R, Basu P, Kaur P, Bhaskar R, Singh GB, Denzongpa P, et al. Current status of human papillomavirus vaccination in India’s cervical cancer prevention efforts. The Lancet Oncology. 2019;20(11):e637-e44.
  5. Kaur P, Rao SR, Radhakrishnan E, Rajasekar D, Gupte MD. Prevalence, awareness, treatment, control and risk factors for hypertension in a rural population in South India. International Journal of Public Health. 2012:1-8.

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