Visual Anthropology Laboratory

Physiological Anthropology Laboratory

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.


Current Research Scholars

Ms. Nilupher Feroz: Biosocial impact on health among the population of Delhi

Ms. PeteneinuoRülu : Menopause and health related quality of life among Lothas of Nagaland

Ms. Kshetrimayum Surmala Devi: Metabolic syndrome and quality of life: An anthropological approach

Research Associate
Dr. RenuTyagi, UGC PDF Fellow: Menopause and related morbidities: Role of lifestyle and genes

Placement of scholars from Physiological Anthropology laboratory

Dr.Rashmi Sinha: Professor, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences,Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi
Dr.Suman Dua, UGC PDF Fellow: Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr. K.K. Patnaik: International Consultant, Community Institution Development. Working for Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation Development
Dr. K.P. Joyce: Principal Design Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, Washington, USA
Dr.Leban Serto: Director, Centre for Peace Education Manipur, CFPEMImphal East, Manipur. Adjunct Faculty at MLCU University
Dr.Geeta Khanna: Educationist, Delhi
Dr.Mary Grace, DST Women scientist: Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr.Sanjit Rongmai: Entrepreneur, Manipur
Dr.N.K.Mungriephy: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Amity University, Noida
Dr.AjeetJaiswal: Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry
Dr.Shilpi Gupta: Research Analyst, University of Washington, USA
Dr.Anumeha Chaturvedi: Director, Entrepreneur,Gurgaon
Dr.Pankhuri Sharma: Regional Manager, MAMTA- Health Institute for Mother and Child, Delhi
Dr.PrernaBhasin: Research Coordinator, Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH), Canada
Dr.Deepali Verma: Research Associate, SANGATH Trust, Delhi
Dr. Heemanshu Aurora (DST Inspire fellow): Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr.Imkongtengla Pongen: Academic Counsellor IGNOU, Delhi
Dr.Shumayla: Research Associate (Coordinator), CHRD-SAS

Recent Publications


Dhall, Meenal, Kapoor Anuj Pal, BhasinPrerna, Kapoor Satwanti. Patterns of physical activities influencing cardiovascular and respiratory functions.Int J Med Health Sci. April 2018,Vol-7;Issue-2.


Bhuker Monika, Kapoor Satwanti. Validation of asthma life quality test(ALQ)for the screening of Asthma among Indian adults. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. 2017. In press

BhasinPrerna, Kapoor Satwanti, Kapur YP. Cardio-Metabolic Biomarkers in Adolescents: Estimating health risks through filial ties over three generations. Clinical Journal of Heart Diseases. 2017. 1(1): 1002.


Aurora Heemanshu, Kapoor Satwanti. Tuberculosis, Malnutrition and Socio demographic characteristics: A case control study. 2016. In eds book Environment, development, public policy and health: Anthropological perspectives by V.K. Srivastva, A. K. Kapoor, M. Dhall. B.R Publication.

Kapoor A.K.,DeepaniVijit, DhallMeenal, Kapoor Satwanti. Pattern of socio-economic and health aspects among TB patients and controls. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 2016. 63: 230-235.

Bhasin Prerna, Kapoor Satwanti. The difference in blood pressure readings between arms and cardiovascular risk: An urbanite Indian study. Atherosclerosis. 2016. 252e18.

Pongen Imkongtenla, Shumayla, DhallMeenal, Kapoor Satwanti. Occupation, physical fitness and adiposity markers among secular guards and students of Delhi University. Health. 2016. 8: 978-985.

Feroz Nilupher, DhallMeenal, Kapoor Satwanti. Behavioural indicators as risk of diabetes mellitus: A community based study in Manipur. Diabetes Res open J. 2016. 2(1): 8-13.

Rülu Peteneinuo, MeenalDhall,Kapoor Satwanti. Measuring climacteric symptoms: A community based study among Lotha females of Nagaland. Women health Open J. 2016. 2(1): 1-7.

Dua Suman, DhallMeenal, Kapoor Satwanti. The Magnitude of Obesity and its relationship to Blood Pressure among Punjabi Residents of Delhi. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. 2016. Vol-5;Issue-1:20-26

Aurora Heemanshu and Kapoor Satwanti. Determinants of lost to follow up during treatment among tuberculosis patients in Delhi.International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences. 2016. 5, 1:145-152.

Shumayla,Kapoor Satwanti. Menarcheal and menstrual characterstics of Indian Muslim women. On 11th International conference on humanities and Social Science. 2016.p 482-488.


Tungdim Mary Grace, Aurora Heemanshu, Kapoor Satwanti. Outcome of Tuberculosis Treatment on Measures of Obesity and Adiposity Indices among the Tribal of Northeast India. Mycobact Dis. 2015. 5:182.

Bhasin Prerna, Kapoor Satwanti. Impact of consanguinity on cardio-metabolic health and other diseases: findings from an Afro-Indian tribal community Community Genet. 2015. 6(2): 129–135.

Tyagi Renu, DhallMeenal, Kapoor Satwanti. Bio-Social Predictors of Hypertension Among Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women. Sage Open. 2015. 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015574227.

Kapoor Satwanti, VermaDeepali, TyagiRenu, MungreiphyN.K., DhallMeenal, BhasinPrerna, Aurora Heemanshu, Kapoor A.K.. Aging and cross-cultural variation in health issues. In: ‘Caring for the Elderly: Social Gerontology in the Indian Context. Edited by T. Paltasingh, R. Tyagi, SAGE Publications. 2015.


Tungdim Mary Grace,GinzaniangT., PoufullungKabuiG., Verma Deepali,Kapoor Satwanti. Risk of cardiovascular disease among Diabetic patients in Manipur, Northeast India. Journal of Anthropology. 2014. 1-9. DOI:10.1155/2014/421439.

Dua Suman, Kapoor Satwanti. Life style health risk among affluent school children of Delhi. International Journal of Science and Research. 2014. 3(12): 1514-1520.

Tungdim, Mary Grace, BhasinPrerna, DhallMeenal, Verma Deepali, Aurora Heemanshu, Kapoor Satwanti, Kapoor A.K., TaleyNagilyeng. Trends of Tuberculosis and Its Determinants in Urban Population of Delhi, India. Indian Journal of applied research. 2014. 4 (10): 31-35.

Dua, Suman, Bhuker Monika, Sharma Pankhuri, DhallMeenal, Kapoor Satwanti. Body Mass Index Relates to Blood Pressure Among Adults. N Am J Med Sci. Feb 2014; 6(2): 89–95.


Bhasin, Prerna, Kapoor Satwanti. Pregnancy Complications and Calculated Cardiovascular Risk in Urban Women: Do We Envisage an Association? Journal of Urban Health. 2013. 91(1):162-175.