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Dr.Priscilla Johnson
Dr.Priscilla Johnson
MD DNB PhD
Physiology
18 Years of experience since highest degree
Research interest:

She brings significant experience in teaching and is recognized for her research contribution in environmental health and education. Her research focus is towards environmental epidemiology and respiratory health outcomes due to air pollution and heat stress. She has been involved in diversified areas of environment and health in the capacity of principal and co-investigator in several national and internationalextra-mural research projects. Her recent research is focused on biomarkers and heat related health hazards in various occupational sectors. Besides, she has passion towards research among women and she looks forward for improvement in women's health and social empowerment of the downtrodden.

Award:

Over the years she has received many prestigious awards including New Young Investigator Award for the year 2006 installed by the GATE project, Sri Ramachandra University. 'Lung India Award' by the Indian Chest Society in 2011 for the outstanding original article. "Research Ambassador" award by Sri Ramachandra University in March 2017. Besides receiving best paper awards in national conferences, she was the first faculty to receive GATE award when it was introduced by the University.

Membership:

1.Member – College Quality Cell (CQC) of SRMC & RI since 2018.
2.Member – Competency based UG curriculum committee since 2019.
3.Member Ethics Committee of SRIHER – Clinical trials division since 2014.
4.Member & Guide for Local Research Advisory Committee of Med India Hospitals since April 2019.
5.External Member of IQAC of Sree Balaji Medical College since December 2018.
6.Member Secretary of Institutional Ethics Committee - Clinical trials division ,SRU (2014-17).
7.Chairman, Institutional Ethics Committee, Sree Balaji Medical College (2008 -2010).
8.Member- 'Curriculum Development Committee' of the CITI-SRU Online Ethics Education Programme since 2009.
9.Member of SOP revision committee of SRU since 2015.
10.Member of SRCWA, SRIHER.
11.Joint Secretary of Association of Physiologists of TamilNadu (2009 – 2011).
12.Life member of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, Indian Medical Association, Physiological Society of India, Association of Physiologists of TamilNadu.
13.Editor of National Journal of Physiology (2012 – 2015).
14.Reviewer for British Medical Journal (BMJ), International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Health, Lung India, National Journal of Physiology, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research & Sri Ramachandra Journal of Medicine.
15.Reviewer for Research grant application submitted to the Medical Research Council in the UK as part of the MRC Newton Fund UK-Kenya Health Research Partnership Call - August 2018.