Physiological Anthropology Laboratory is dedicated to teaching and research.
The mission is to provide students with hands-on training in the practical skills of Physiological Anthropology
specially in assessing cardiovascular, haematological and respiratory functions. The Physiological Anthropology
Laboratory has been trying to integrate the physiological aspect of human health by using physiological,
anthropometry and molecular techniques.
This laboratory has produced many scholars including 8 Post doc. (6 completed, 2 currently under guidance),
23 doctorate (17 awarded, 6 pursuing) 7 M.Phil (5 awarded, 2 pursuing).
Further, the research focuses on wide range of areas highlighting theapplicability of knowledge to the relevant
health problems due to lifestyle risk factors among urban, rural and tribal population. This laboratory is engaged
in a wide range of research areas including human adaptation, growth and development,physical activity, communicable
and non-communicable disease, reproductive and child health, epidemiology and public health.
The laboratory is very well equipped with instruments required for physiological and molecular research activities.
This lab has PowerLab, BIOPAC, TLC, Treadmill, Segmental body composition analyser, thermal cycler etc., which are
specialised techniques for measurement of lung functions, cardio vascular, physical fitness and body composition.
Over the past few years it has become an epitome of research centre, in human physiological research. It also has
begun to use molecular and epidemiological methods in order to study lifestyle health complications from a populationspecific perspective.
It will help to make a stronger picture of role of genetics and environment in public health.
In the past, this lab has produced many efficacious and bright research scholars who are currently working as a faculty in different universities.
The researchers from this lab are also placed in various Research organisations and non-government organisations such as MAMTAHealth Institute for Mother and Child,
Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad, etc.
Many scholars during their research availed fellowships to explore foreign universities including Common Wealth Fellowship for Post-doctoral work,
Glasgow University, Doctoral research work from the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen,and advanced studies
in Public health from Kings College London.
Prof. Satwanti Kapoor
Dr. Meenal Dhall
|Current Research Scholars
Ms.Pankhuri Sharma (Senior Program Manager, Mamta Health Institute for Mother and Child)
Topic: Menopause and its health consequences among women in Delhi (Thesis Submitted)
Ms.Prerna Bhasin (MPH candidate in Kings College London)
Topic: Reproductive determinants of child growth rate: Rural- Urban dynamics (Thesis Submitted)
Ms.Deepali Verma (UGC- Senior Research Fellow)
Topic: Identifying children at risk of type 2 diabetes
Ms.Heemanshu Aurora (DST Inspire- Senior Research Fellow)
Topic: Tuberculosis diabetes and central obesity: An anthropological perspective
Ms.Imkongtenla Pongen (UGC- Junior Research Fellow)
Topic: Non communicable disease and life style risk factors among Ao Nagas of Nagaland
Ms.Shumayla (UGC- Junior Research Fellow)
Topic: Reproductive health profile of Muslim women in North India
Dr. Mary Grace, DST Women scientist
Effects of Tuberculosis treatment on haemoglobin levels and nutritional status
among patients in Delhi: A follow up study
Dr.Suman Dua, UGC PDF Fellow
Prevalence of Obesity among 6-9 years old children from affluent families of Delhi
to investigate associated health risk factors