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Dr.Priscilla Johnson
Dr.Priscilla Johnson
19 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 international extra-mural research projects. Her recent research is focused on biomarkers and heat related health hazards in various occupational sectors. Besides, she has a passion towards research among women and she looks forward for improvement in women’s health and social empowerment of the downtrodden. She organized ResMEcon-2019 focusing on the dual areas of Respiratory health and Medical Education which brought eminent speakers and researchers under one platform to disseminate the recent advances in the above fields. She organized the first Alumni meet of post graduates in commemoration of vicennial celebration.


Over the years she has received many prestigious awards. “New Young Investigator Award” for the year 2006 installed by the GATE project, Sri Ramachandra University and “Lung India Award “by the Indian Chest Society in 2011 for the outstanding original article. She was also awarded the “Research Ambassador” award by Sri Ramachandra University in March 2017 for her contribution in research. Besides receiving best paper awards in national conferences, she was the first faculty to receive GATE award when it was introduced by the University. . Recently “Distinguished activity award” by World Sleep Society was awarded to the Department of Physiology under her leadership for the outreach activities conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Mind Body Medicine & Lifestyle Sciences, SRIHER.


1. Phase I Director, Curriculum committee, SRMC & RI since 2020.
2. Member – Academic council, SRIHER since 2019.
3. Member – College council, SRMC & RI since 2019.
4. Convenor – ECE & Co-convenor Foundation course committee,competency based UG curriculum since 2020.
5. Member – Board of studies (MBBS) SRMC & RI since 2019.
6. AITo Member – Competency based UG curriculum committee since 2019.
7. Member Ethics Committee of SRIHER – Clinical trials division since 2014.
8. Member & Guide for Local Research Advisory Committee of Med India Hospitals since April 2019.
9. External Member of IQAC of Sree Balaji Medical College since December 2018.
10. Member – College Quality Cell (CQC) of SRMC & RI (2018 – 19).
11. Member Secretary of Institutional Ethics Committee - Clinical trials division ,SRU (2014-17).
12. Chairman, Institutional Ethics Committee, Sree Balaji Medical College (2008 -2010).
13. Member- ‘Curriculum Development Committee’ of the CITI-SRU Online Ethics Education Programme since 2009.
14. Member of SOP revision committee of SRU since 2015.
15. Member of SRCWA, SRIHER.
16. Joint Secretary of Association of Physiologists of TamilNadu (2009 – 2011).
17. Life member of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, Indian Medical Association, Physiological Society of India, Association of Physiologists of TamilNadu.
18. Editor of National Journal of Physiology (2012 – 2015).
19. 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.
20. 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.