Roopa Shivashankar MBBS, MD

Senior Research Associate

Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC) and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)


Dr. Shivashankar graduated from Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore and has a medical degree in Community Medicine from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India. She also received post-doctoral training in cardiovascular research from Emory University, Atlanta, USA, and the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) in New Delhi, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) distance learning program. Dr. Shivashankar is the project manager of the CARRS Surveillance Study, a large population-based cohort study of 30,000 adults in three megacities in South Asia. This project is in the process of developing a model surveillance system for cardiometabolic diseases and risk factors in South Asia. Her research interests include cardio-metabolic disease epidemiology and quality of care for chronic diseases.

Project Title: Physical Activity as a Health-Giving Enterprise – A Qualitative Study of Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Care in Urban India