Short CV/Education and training

  • 2018
    Docent (Associate professorship), subject: Public Health and Nutrition (Food Studies, Nutrition & Dietetics), Uppsala University

  • 2013
    PhD Achutha Menon Center for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum; Title: Public Health Interventions: Community based dietary behaviour change for reduction of non-communicable disease risk factors

  • 2007 – 2008
    Masters in Public Health (MPH), Achutha Menon Center for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

  • 1998
    Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India; Medical registration & License to practice medicine

Selected publications

  • Berggreen-Clausen A, Hseing Pha S, Mölsted Alvesson H, Andersson A, Daivadanam M. Food environment interactions after migration: a scoping review on low- and middle-income country immigrants in high-income countries. Public Health Nutr. 2022 Jan;25(1):136-158. doi: 10.1017/S1368980021003943.

  • Absetz P, Van Olmen J, Guwatudde D, Puoane T, Alvesson HM…Daivadanam M. SMART2D – Development and contextualization of community strategies to support self-management in prevention and control of type 2 diabetes in Uganda, South Africa and Sweden. Transl Behav Med. 2020 Feb 3;10(1):25-34.

  • Daivadanam M, Ingram M, Annerstedt KS, Parker G, Bobrow K, Dolovich L et al. The role of context in implementation research for non-communicable diseases: answering the ‘how-to’ dilemma. PloS One. 2019;14(4):e0214454. Planning, leading team of four core members in data collection, analysis; demonstrates leadership in multidisciplinary teams, role of context in determining intervention content, its implementation and outcomes; and expertise in mixed methods studies.

  • Travert AS, Sidney Annerstedt K, Daivadanam M. Built Environment and Health Behaviors: Deconstructing the Black Box of Interactions-A Review of Reviews. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019;16(8):1454.

  • Aweko J, De Man J, Absetz P, Östenson CG… Alvesson H, Daivadanam M. Patient and Provider Dilemmas of Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management: A Qualitative Study in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Communities in Stockholm. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Aug 22;15(9).

  • Van Olmen J, Delobelle P, Guwatudde D, Absetz P, Sanders D… Daivadanam M. Using a cross-contextual reciprocal learning approach in a multisite implementation research project to improve self-management for type 2 diabetes. BMJ Glob Health. 2018 Nov 26;3(6):e001068.

  • Kiguli J, Alvesson HM, Mayega RW, Kasujja FX, Muyingo A…Daivadanam M. Dietary patterns and practices in rural eastern Uganda: Implications for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Appetite. 2019;143:104409.

  • Spires M, Berggreen-Clausen A, Kasujja FX, Delobelle P, Puoane T…Daivadanam M. Snapshots of Urban and Rural Food Environments: EPOCH-Based Mapping in a High-, Middle-, and Low-Income Country from a Non-Communicable Disease Perspective. Nutrients. 2020 Feb 14;12(2):484.

  • Timm L, Harcke K, Karlsson I, Sidney Annerstedt K, Alvesson HM…Daivadanam M. Early detection of type 2 diabetes in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Stockholm – comparing reach of community and facility-based screening. Glob Health Action. 2020 Dec 31;13(1):1795439. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2020.1795439.

  • Owolabi MO, Yaria JO, Daivadanam M, Makanjuola AI, Parker G, Oldenburg B et al. Gaps in Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes in Low- and Middle-Income Versus High-Income Countries-A Systematic Review. Diabetes Care. 2018;41(5): 1097-1105.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Co-design for reduction of Cardiometabolic Risk: implementation and effectiveness of a Tele-Health Coaching intervention with community outreach in Region Uppsala (PREVENT): Principal Investigator, Swedish Research Council funding (Period: 2022-2026; 5,2 mSEK)

  • Transforming communities for active and healthy lifestyle: co-design of community outreach for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Principal Investigator, Uppsala Diabetes Centre funding for doctoral project (Period: 2022-2026; 1,6 mSEK)

  • WHO-EAT collaboration for Food environment transformations: To develop an equity framework for technical staff and compendium of good practices. Co-lead with Stefan Peterson. 2020-21 ≈ 1 mSEK (EAT and WHO contributions)

  • A people centred approach to self-management and reciprocal learning for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (SMART2D): Principal Investigator, EC Horizon2020 funding. (Period: 2015-2019; 3.34 mEuros)

  • Sida 2015: Principal Investigator, Sida grant under Research Training Programme titled: Innovating health systems and healthcare delivery in rural Uganda: towards building critical capacity to tackle the rising Type 2 Diabetes challenge. (Period: 2015-2020: 10.6 million SEK)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair, Organizing & Steering Committee, DevRes 2022, the development research conference to be jointly organised by Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet on 22-24 Aug 2022

  • Guest editor, Special Issue in Frontiers in Public Health: Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypertension or Diabetes in India: The Impact of Public Health Promotion

  • Chair of working groups: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD): ‘Contexts and Concepts’ (2015 – 2020); ‘GACD Diabetes Data Standardisation (2015 – 2020)


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