Animesh Jain, MBBS, MD

Professor and Head
Department of Community Medicine
Kasturba Medical College
Manipal University
Mangalore 575 001, Karnataka, India



• (2013) PGDBEME, Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University
• (2010) FAIMER, Medical Education, PSG FAIMER Regional Institute
• (2009) DFH, Family Health, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai
• (2004) MD, Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
• (2001) MBBS, Medicine and Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India


• Bioethics and Medical Ethics: Completed one year Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Medical Ethics from Yenepoya University, Mangalore (Jan-Dec 2012) & several other short trainings
• Attended Intensive Short Training Course on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research jointly conducted by Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University and Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights, Mumbai, India at Mangalore (28 May-1 June 2012)
• Health Research Methodology-Basic and Advanced: Two week course conducted by St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore in collaboration with Population Health Research Institute McMaster University, Canada and sponsored by NIH, USA (Sept 2011 and Sept 2012)
• Health Professional Education and Leadership: Awarded scholarship for attending the Leading for Change in Health Professional Education Programme 2010 at Karolinska Institutet (KI) at Stockholm, Sweden (May 2010) by KI and British Medical Journal
• Medical Education and Leadership: Awarded and successfully completed two years Fellowship of FAIMER, Philadelphia, USA from PSG FRI, Coimbatore, India (2008-2010)
• Epidemiology & Global Public Health: Awarded UAB-South Asia ITREOH fellowship to participate in the 9th Annual Sparkman Center for Global Health Public Health Summer Institute (4 weeks) held at University of Alabama at Birmigham, USA (July 2009)
• Scientific Writing: Workshop attended (4 weekends) by Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities at Manipal (Oct 2010)
• Attended training Course (1 week) Conducted by English Language and Culture Institute at UAB School of Education, Birmingham, AL, USA (July 2009); and Two days training by Indian Journal of Ophthalmology at Mumbai (May 2009)
• Disaster Management: Online certificate courses in Disaster Management from the National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi in collaboration with the World Bank Institute, USA
• Attended 4 day long training programme organizes by Okayama University, Japan, Association of Medical Doctors of Asia and Manipal University in Aug 2009
• Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams online course, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on 02/14/2008
• Incorporating Cancer Clinical Trials into your practice sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on 11/01/2006


• (2015-Present) Professor & Head, Dept of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University), India
• (2009-2015) Associate Professor of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University), India
• (2004-2009) Assistant Professor of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, (Manipal University), India
• (2001-2004) Tutor cum PG, Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Research Interest

His research interests include: Epidemiology, Road traffic injuries, respiratory illnesses esp bronchial asthma, bioethics and medical ethics, professionalism and health professions education.

Scientific Activities


• (2015) Awarded travel scholarship to attend the World Conference of Bioethics held at Jerusalem, Israel (4-8 Jan 2015)
• (2012) Awarded partial scholarship to attend the Advancing Ethical research Conference held at San Diego, California, USA (3-6 Dec 2012)
• (2012) Awarded travel grant to attend the World Conference Safety 2012 held at Wellington, New Zealand (1-5 Oct 2012)
• (2011 Awarded travel grant to attend the World Allergy Congress at Cancun, Mexico (4-8 Dec 2011)
• (2011) 2nd Prize in Overall best performance at Two Week Course in Health Research Methodology conducted by St Johns Research Institute in collaboration with PHRI, McMaster University, Canada (Sep 2011)
• (2010) Awarded scholarship to attend the Leading for Change in Health Professional Education program by Karolinska Institute and British Medical Journal at Stockholm, Sweden
• (2010) Awarded scholarship by FAIMER, Philadelphia, USA to attend the Network: Towards Unity for Health International Conference at Kathmandu, Nepal
• (2009) Organizing Secretary, MEDICON 2009, the 2nd Asian & 3rd Indian Medical Students Research Conference
• (2008) Awarded 2 years FAIMER fellowship in medical education and research at PSG-FRI, Coimbatore, India
• (2005) 1st Prize in Quiz on “Urban Health” conducted by USAID & EHP at 32nd annual National Conference of IAPSM at PIMS, Loni, India from 17-19 March 2005
• (2004) Best paper award at Annual National Conference on HIV/AIDS at Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kerala, India. 26 & 27 Nov 2004
• (2003) 1st Prize in Quiz on Immunization conducted by PATH at 30th National conference of IAPSM at JNMC, Belgaum during 6-8 Feb 2003


• Member, Clinical Skills Lab Committee, KMC, Mangalore
• Member Secretary, Library Advisory Committee, KMC, Mangalore


1. Baliga BS, Rao S, Jain A, Nagaraj K, Srikanth BK. Inter district variation in child health promotion practices: A comparative study between the two districts in a South Indian state. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2016; 7: 1. doi: 10.3126/ajms.v7i1.12754
2. Aprameya HS, Kamath SP, Kini PK, et al. Socioepidemiological determinants of severe acute malnutrition and effectiveness of nutritional rehabilitation center in its management. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences. 2015; 4(3): 148-153. doi: 10.4103/2278-344X.160873
3. Joseph N, Rai S, Jain A, Nelliyanil M, Kotian SM. Perception towards Problem Based Learning among Medical Students of a Private Medical College in South India. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 2015; 9(5): 1-10.
4. Nawarathna S. Jain A. Epidemiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children. Journal of International Medicine and Dentistry. 2015; 2: 118-136.
5. Jain A, Kotian MS, Jain R, Joseph N. Psychiatry as a career choice: Perception of students at a private medical college in South India. Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences. 2014; 2 (2): 238-242.
6. Jain A, Jain R, Menezes RG, Subba SH, Kotian MS, Nagesh KR. Suicidal ideation among medical students: A cross-sectional study from south India. Injury Prev. 2012; 18. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040590n.5
7. Menezes RG, Subba SH, Sathian B, et al. Suicidal ideation among students of a medical college in Western Nepal: A cross-sectional study. Legal Medicine. 2012; 14: 183-187.
8. Kumar GS, Jain A, Hegde S. Prevalence of depression and its associated factors using Beck Depression Inventory among students of a medical college in Karnataka. Indian J Psychiatry. 2012; 54: 223-226. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.102412.
9. Mohanan P, Jain A, Kotian MS, NK V. Are the Anganwadi workers healthy and happy? A cross sectional study using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 12) at Mangalore, India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2012; 6: 1151-1154.
10. Yamini, Jain A, Mandelia C, Jayaram S. Perception and practices regarding infection control measures amongst healthcare workers in district government hospitals in Mangalore, India. Int J Health Allied Sci. 2012; 1: 68-73.
11. Jain A. Is research important in medical curriculum? AMJ. 2012; 5: 350-351.
12. Kundapur R, Bang A, Kumar BV, Kumar A, Badiger S, Jain A. Quality assessment of immunization programme for children under five in Davangere taluk of South India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2012; 6: 828-831.
13. Badiger S, Kundapur R, Jain A, et al. Self- medication patterns among medical students in South India. AMJ. 2012; 5: 217‐220.
14. Ganesh Kumar S, Subba SH, Unnikrishnan B, Jain A, Badiger S. Prevalence and factors associated with current smoking among medical students in coastal South India. Kathmandu Univ Med J. 2011; 36: 234- 238.
15. Kumar SG, Kar SS, Jain A. Health and environmental sanitation in India: Issues for prioritizing control strategies. Indian J Occup Environ Med. 2011; 15: 93-96.
16. Doshi D, Jain A, Vinaya K, Kotian S. Quality of life among dentists in teaching hospitals in South Canara, India. Indian J Dent Res. 2011; 22: 552-555. doi: 10.4103/0970-9290.90297
17. Badiger S, Rashmi, Jain A, et al. Disaster preparedness of hospitals in a coastal city of South India. AMJ. 2011; 4: 247.
18. Viswanathan S, Jain R, Adhikari MP, Jain A. Awareness of post exposure prophylaxis guidelines against occupational exposure to HIV among post graduate residents at Mangalore, India. Int J Med Public Health. 2011; 1: 51-56.
19. Jain R, Menezes RG, Chawla P, Rao PPJ, Kotian MS, Jain A. Career choice among Physiotherapy students at Mangalore, India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2011; 5: 344-346.
20. Rastogi P, Babu YPR, Jain A, Rastogi S. Cross practice: A dilemma. J Simla. 2011; 3: 34-35.
21. Joseph N, Subba SH, Jain A, Unnikrishnan B, Nagaraj K, Kotian SM. Awareness of health personnel about lymphatic filariasis and mass drug administration in Karnataka state of south India. AMJ. 2011; 4(2): 87-93.
22. Badiger S, Thapar R, Mithra P, Ganesh S, Jain A, Unnikrishnan B. A Profile of patients attending an anti retroviral therapy centre at a tertiary care hospital in South India. AMJ. 2010; 3(6): 344-348.
23. Jain A. Public health advocacy and tobacco control: Making smoking history, by Simon Chapman. Cr Public Heath. 2010; 20: 137-139.
24. Jain A, Bhat HV, Acharya D. Prevalence of bronchial asthma in rural Indian children: A cross sectional study from South India. Indian J Pediatr. 2010; 77: 31-35. doi: 10.1007/s12098-009-0308-6
25. Jain A, Menezes RG, Kanchan T, Gagan S, Jain R. Two wheeler accidents on Indian Roads: A study from Mangalore, India. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2009: 16 (3): 130-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2008.08.019
26. Jain A, Rastogi P. Doctor, is your writing legible? Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. 2009; 6(1): 42.
27. Jain A, Kanchan T, Menezes RG. Shortage of teaching faculty in medical colleges: Some suggestions to overcome the problem. The National Medical Journal of India. 2008; 21(4): 209.
28. Jain A, Jain R. Rapid response: Future alternative to letter to the Editor? Rural and Remote Health. 2008; 8: 936.
29. Jain A, Menezes RG, Kanchan T, Jain R. Migration and caste based reservations in India. Health Affairs (Millwood). 2008; 27(1): 303.
30. Jain A, Jain R, Menezes RG, Shetty M. Acute shortage of medical teachers: Whats the solution? The National Medical Journal of India. 2007; 20(4): 215.
31. Jain A. Health message for smokers: preaching and practice. Rural and Remote Health. 2007; 7: 861.