Jeemon P

Jeemon P PhD


Associate Professor, Epidemiology, SCTIMST, Trivandrum

Field of Expertise
Public Health, Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
SCTIMST, Trivandrum

Dr. Jeemon Panniyammakal, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum is also a DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance, Senior Clinical Fellow.
Dr. Jeemon obtained a Ph.D. in medical cardiology from the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK with a Wellcome Trust fellowship. Subsequently, he received career development fellowship from Wellcome Trust and Intermediate fellowship from Wellcome-DBT India Alliance. He is also trained in multiple international Universities including the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (UK), and Emory University (USA).
Dr. Jeemon has almost two decades of research experience at the national level in India and developed a focus on cardiovascular disease epidemiology. He was involved in several landmark epidemiological studies (e.g., The Sentinel surveillance study in Indian Industrial population, Heart Failure Registry), clinical trials (e.g., The ADVANCE study), complex public health intervention studies (e.g., Worksite programme for CVD risk reduction) and quality improvement initiatives (e.g., quality improvement initiatives in acute coronary syndrome management).
Dr. Jeemon has published extensively in leading medical/epidemiology journals with over 130 publications (h-index: 71). His publications have been cited in more than 63,000 manuscripts. Currently Jeemon holds major research grants from the Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance, NHLBI (USA), NHMRC (Australia), Medical Research Council (UK), World Diabetes Federation, and Indian Council of Medical Research. As part of his research, he has been collaborating with leading public health research institutions in the UK (e.g., University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham), USA (Emory University, Harvard University, Stanford University), Australia (University of Melbourne) and India (PHFI, and MDRF).
Dr. Jeemon’s current focus is on heart failure and multi-morbidity. He is currently involved in major implementation and scale-up research in hypertension and diabetes control in India, primary care research in management of multimorbidity, and collaborative care models in management of heart failure in Indian settings. He is also involved several heart failure registries in India including the National Heart Failure Registry of India, the Kerala Heart Failure Registry and the Trivandrum Heart Failure registry.
Dr. Jeemon has been awarded the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Medical Sciences (2021).