Research Activities

Research (Project Participation) - Implementation of sarcopenia project with all stakes holder in the process

Dr. Seema Bansode-Gokhe

a)    Project on Geriatric Health  Care at community level in coloration with family welfare agency (NGO) infield practice area at UHTC, Dharavi(proposed)

b)    Involvement in Multicentric trial on Leptospirosis at Urban & Rural areas

c)    Submitted three articles to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on

-Health Promotion

-Prevention & Control of Dengue

d)    Health promotion activities through UG medical education

a.    Health promotion and its importance in public health

Dr. Seema S. Bansode Gokhe, Prof & Head,

Dr. Subita Patil, Asst. Prof,

Dr. Swati S. Chavhan, RMO


b.   Interventions for health promotion in the urban and rural field practice area of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai by Dr. Seema S. Bansode Gokhe, Prof & Head, Dr. Pallavi Shelke Asso Prof Dr. Swati S. Chavhan, RMO


c.   Dengue- A major public health problem, measures for prevention & control by

Dr. Seema S. Bansode Gokhe, Prof & Head,

Dr.Vijaykumar Singh, Prof. (Addl.)

Dr. Sujata S. Pol, Asst. Prof.

Dr. Laksay Beri, RMO

e). Research project on the topic of ‘A study of Infant Feeding practices and its impact on      the nutritional status of children attending the Urban health centre of a tertiary care hospital”  has been initiated. Authors- Dr Seema S. Bansode Gokhe, Prof. & Head & Dr Swati S. Chavhan, RMO, Dept. of Community Medicine




Dr.Vijaykumar Singh, Addl.Prof.

Research (Project Participation)

Project on Geriatric Health Care at community level in coloration with family welfare agency (NGO) infield practice area at UHTC, Dharavi (proposed)


Dr. Pallavi Shelke, Asso. Prof

Research (Project Participation):

1.      Project on geriatric health care at community level in collaboration with family welfare agency (NGO) infield practice area of UHTC is in planning phase.


Dr. D.H Rao, Asso. Prof

Research (Project Participation):

1.    Completed the PG student’s dissertation on topic cost effective analysis of the management of severely acute malnutrition by in patient versus community based approach.


Dr. Manissha Shrivastav, Asso. Prof

Research (Project Participation):

1.    Co-investigator in ongoing research in a study of stressors among medical undergraduate students


Dr. Subita Patil, Asst. Prof:

Research (Project Participation):

1.    Principal investigator: “ a study of stressors among medical under-graduate students-on going

2.    Principal investigator - “a cross-sectional study of compulsive buying disorder and online shopping among medical post-graduate students.” Poster was presented under the guidance in “Aavishkar 2017” by MUHS, Nashik in preliminary round.

3.    Presented Paper on “A cross sectional study of breaking bad news among medical interns” at” 61st Annual National Conference  of Indian Public Health Association(IPHA)  and first State conference of IPHA , Rajasthan State,(IPHACON 17) at AIIMS Jodhpur conducted on 24-26 Feb 2017.


Dr. Sujata Pol, Asst. Prof

Research (Project Participation)

1.    Study on the prevalence of Needle Stick Injuries (NSI) among Resident medical officers in a tertiary care hospital.

2.    A study of stress among postgraduate medical students in a medical college of a metropolitan city.

  • “Study of morbidity pattern and impact of interventional public health model on these morbidities.” – In collaboration with CSSC, Bandra
  • .A study of socio- demographic profile, service utilization and risk behavior pattern of the general clients of ICTC attending urban health center, Dharavi, Mumbai

Future Projects

  • To study the epidemiology as well as prevalence of SAM & MAM in an urban slum followed by A Community based Randomised Contol Trial to evaluate the efficacy of RUTF (Ready To Use Therapeutic Food) supplementation in children with severe as well as moderate acute malnutrition
  • To develop the public health model for malaria control in the urban slums utilizing the existing infrastructure. – In collaboration with CSSC, Bandra

Recent Departmental Research Projects

  • Collaborative Project between to Dept. of PSM & Public Health Dept. to Eliminate/control Malaria & Dengue from G/South ward
  • Medical Education Research upgrading learning practices in medical education at LTMMC & LTMGH, Sion, Mumbai
  • An open-label, multi-centric bridging study to assess the safety to Novartis Pandemic  Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent Vaccine (suspension containing 15 micrograms hemagglutinin per 0.5 ml dose of A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) v-like virus, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Ltd. ) administered as intramuscular dose(s) to healthy Subject 4-65 years.
Recent Departmental Research Projects Rhtc, Vaitarna
  • Epidemiological study of Diabetes
  • An Epidemiological Study of HIV-AIDS Awareness among Local Transport Drivers of  Vaitarna
  • An Epidemiological Study of Hypertension
  • An Epidemiological study for Cataract
  • Nutritional Intervention Study
  • Comparative study between Iron supplementation and Nutritional intervention in Iron deficiency anemia in School going Tribal adolescent girls (12 – 18 yrs)

Departmental Research Projects


  • A study of quality of services offered to the inpatients of L.T.M. General Hospital funded by “Swachata Nayas. “
  • “KISHORI” Adolescent Empowerment project at Urban Health Centre Dharavi. Funded by UNICEF FOGSI Partners – L.T.M. General Hospital, FOGSI, UNICEF, ICDS and Intergold. Multidisciplinary Project involving department of P.S.M. Gynecology Obstetric and Medicine. 
  • Assessment of injection practices in India: Unsafe injections are posing a major health hazard all over the world and are a threat to spread of HIV and Hepatitis B infections which cause a lot of burden to the community. PSM Department conducted the quantitative evaluation in rural and urban areas of Maharashtra Thus a study was undertaken at All India level for the Government of India which entrusted this job on India CLEN Program. Evaluation network, a body of India CLEN in which L.T.M. Medical College was a partner medical College. 
  • Reproductive health profile of women in two urban slum communities in Mumbai Lotus colony, Govandi & Ramabai Nagar, Chembur. In collaboration with an NGO, CORO ( Committee of Resource organization) & Mac Arthur International Foundation.


  • Risk Reduction regarding HIV/ AIDS among the prison inmates of Arthur Road Jail.
  • Adolescent Empowerment Project, FOGSI Initiative, A multidisciplinary 
  • Determinants of Low birth weight babies: Staff Research Society Funded Project. 
  • Community based epidemiological study on diabetes: Staff Research Society


  • Development of Peer Educators to bring about Risk Reduction regarding HIV/AIDS among the Prison Inmates of Arthur Road Jail funded by MDACS
  • Study of low birth Weight and its Consequence through infancy funded by: SRS LTMMC & LTMGH
  • A Cross Sectional Study of Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus above age of 20 years in Dharavi Health Post Area funded by SRS LTMMC & LTMGH
  • Adolescent Empowerment Project: KISHORI of FOGSI Initiative (Multi Disciplinary Project)
  • “ Open Labelled, Randomized, Multicentric, Comparative Study To Evaluate The Immunogenicity and Reactogenicity of Ecovac- 4TM  [ DTwP BF – Hepatitis BPHBL Combined Tetravalent C Vaccine] with Tritanrix HBTM ( DTwP – Hepatitis B Combined Tetravalent Vaccine, GSK Biological) In Infants


  • DISHA Project
  • District Integrated Strategic 
  • HIV/ AIDS Action Plan: UNICEF, 
  • MDACS Funded Project


  • A Six Month Double Blind Comparative trial evaluating efficacy and side effects of calcium fructoborate in the treatment of subjects with Osteopenia.


  • Kishori, Adolescent Empowerment Project