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NEELAKANTAN Nithya

Affiliation:
  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Research Areas:

  • Dietary assessment
  • Nutrition and chronic diseases
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis

Teaching Areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Nutritional Epidemiology

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD (Epidemiology), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • MSc (Biostatistics), Christian Medical College, India
  • BSc (Statistics), Madras University, India

Career History:

  • Research Associate, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Senior Scientist, Research & Development (Biopharma), Biocon Ltd, India
  • Visiting Scholar, Gillings School of Global Public Heath, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Lead Biostatistician, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Aravind Eye Care System, India
  • Associate Research Officer/Lecturer, Christian Medical College-Vellore, India

Selected Publications:

  • Neelakantan N, Koh WP, Yuan JM, van Dam RM. Diet-quality indexes are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular, respiratory, and all-cause mortality among Chinese Adults. J Nutr 2018. Aug; 148 (8): 1323-1332.
  • Neelakantan N, Whitton C, Seah S, Koh H, Rebello SA, Lim JY, Chen S, Chan MF, Chew L, van Dam RM. Development of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire to assess the dietary Intake of a multi-ethnic urban Asian population. Nutrients. 2016;8: E528.
  • Neelakantan N, Naidoo N, Koh WP, Yuan JM, van Dam RM. The alternative healthy eating index is associated with a lower risk of fatal and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in a Chinese adult population. J Nutr 2016; 146: 1379-86.
  • Sun Y, Neelakantan N, Wu Y, Lote-Oke R, Pan A, van Dam RM. Palm oil consumption increases LDL cholesterol compared with vegetable oils low in saturated fat in a meta-analysis of clinical trials. J Nutr. 2015; 145: 1549-58.
  • Chen LW, Wu Y, Neelakantan N, Chong M, Pan A, van Dam RM. Maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy is associated with risk of low birth weight: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis. BMC Med. 2014; 12:174.
  • Neelakantan N, Narayanan M, de Souza RJ, van Dam RM. Effect of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) intake on glycemia: a meta-analysis of clinical trials. Nutr J 2014. 13; 7.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow
Email 
nithya.neelakantan@nus.edu.sg

 

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