Ms Asha Mettla

Ms Asha Mettla

Adjunct Lecturer

MS, Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research,(Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA, 2021)

Master of Philosophy, Health Systems and Hospital Management(Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India, 2016)

Master of Community Health and Nutrition(Sri Padmavathi Women's University, India,1999)

Graduation in Home Science(Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural Univrsity, India, 1997)

 

Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

I am the Network Associate Director and oversees the Operations Management and Project Management of the Public Eye Health component of  L V Prasad Eye Institute, India from the past 10 years. I am the Project Manager for a project funded by Wellcome Trust(https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/engine-vision/).  I obtained my MS Degree in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research from Jefferson University, USA with an MPhil in Health Systems and Hospital Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India. My earlier experience of 10 years comprise of clinical trials management, project management and served as a director for a non-banking finance company.

 

Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Choudhari NS; Khanna RC; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Murthy GVS; Gilbert C; Rao GN; Nicholson M; Raghava JV; Sahitya T; Lavanya EY; Pant HB; Dixit R; Pyatla G; Anthony AA; Hameed S; Bera S; Kumari S; Kaur I, 2023, 'Incidence of primary open angle glaucoma in the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS)', Eye (Basingstoke), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41433-023-02799-z
    Journal articles | 2023
    Choudhari NS; Khanna RC; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Murthy GVS; Gilbert C; Rao GN; Nicholson M; Raghava JV; Sahitya T; Lavanya EY; Pant HB; Dixit R; Pyatla G; Anthony AA; Hameed S; Bera S; Kumari S; Kaur I, 2023, 'Regional variation in the incidence of pseudo-exfoliation in the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS)', Eye (Basingstoke), 37, pp. 1704 - 1710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41433-022-02226-9
    Journal articles | 2023
    Khanna RC; Padhy D; Mettla AL; Bhargava A; Sharma S; Jalali S, 2023, 'Vaccination and COVID-19 positivity rates in a network of eye hospitals in Southern and Eastern India during the second wave of COVID-19', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 71, pp. 2920 - 2922, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/IJO.IJO_414_23
    Journal articles | 2023
    Parameswarappa DC; Jalali S; Marmamula S; Natarajan R; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Khanna RC, 2023, 'Visual impairment and blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa in India: 15-year follow-up of the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study cohort', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 71, pp. 902 - 908, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_1610_22
    Journal articles | 2023
    Prakash WD; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Keeffe J; Khanna RC, 2023, 'Variations in the prevalence of vision impairment across regions among school children in Telangana State, South India', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 71, pp. 3322 - 3327, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/IJO.IJO_215_23
    Journal articles | 2022
    Prakash W; Marmamula S; Mettla A; Keeffe J; Khanna R, 2022, 'Visual impairment and refractive errors in school children in Andhra Pradesh, India', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 70, pp. 2131 - 2139, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_2949_21
    Journal articles | 2021
    Choudhari NS; Khanna RC; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Murthy GVS; Gilbert C; Rao GN, 2021, 'Fifteen-Year Incidence Rate of Primary Angle Closure Disease in the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 229, pp. 34 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2021.02.030
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khanna RC; Marmamula S; Cicinelli MV; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Murthy GVS; Gilbert CE; Rao GN, 2021, 'Fifteen-year incidence rate and risk factors of pterygium in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh', British Journal of Ophthalmology, 105, pp. 619 - 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2020-316359
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khanna RC; Marmamula S; Pendri P; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Murthy GVS; Gilbert C; Rao GN, 2021, 'Incidence, Incident Causes, and Risk Factors of Visual Impairment and Blindness in a Rural Population in India: 15-Year Follow-up of the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study', American Journal of Ophthalmology, 223, pp. 322 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2020.09.035
    Journal articles | 2021
    Misra N; Khanna RC; Mettla AL; Marmamula S; Keeffe JE, 2021, 'Agreement and diagnostic accuracy of vision screening in preschool children between vision technicians and spot vision screener', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 69, pp. 117 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_1740_19
    Journal articles | 2020
    Marmamula S; Niranjan Kumar Y; Rajashekar V; Mettla A; Vemuri J; Rathi V; Khanna R, 2020, 'Commentary: Preferred practice pattern for primary eye care in the context of COVID-19 in L v Prasad Eye Institute network in India', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 68, pp. 1311 - 1315, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_1417_20
    Journal articles | 2020
    Misra N; Khanna R; Mettla A; Marmamula S; Rathi V; Das A, 2020, 'Role of teleophthalmology to manage anterior segment conditions in vision centres of south India: EyeSmart study-I', Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 68, pp. 362 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_991_19
    Journal articles | 2018
    Khanna RC; Kim S; Giridhar P; Mettla AL; Marmamula S; Rao GN, 2018, 'Barriers to uptake of referral services from secondary care to tertiary care and its associated factors in L v Prasad Eye Institute network in Southern India: A cross-sectional study', BMJ Open, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020687
    Journal articles | 2018
    Marmamula S; Khanna RC; Mettla AL; Pehere NK; Keeffe JE; Yameneni DK; Rao GN, 2018, 'Agreement and diagnostic accuracy of vision screening in children by teachers, community eye-health workers and vision technicians', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 101, pp. 553 - 559, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cxo.12559
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kabra M; Zhang W; Rathi S; Mandal AK; Senthil S; Pyatla G; Ramappa M; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Kaur I; Khanna RC; Khanna H; Chakrabarti S, 2017, 'Angiopoietin receptor TEK interacts with CYP1B1 in primary congenital glaucoma', Human Genetics, 136, pp. 941 - 949, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00439-017-1823-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mettla AL; Marmamula S; Khanna RC, 2017, 'Children’s eye health programmes: Successful strategies and challenges', Community Eye Health Journal, 30, pp. 28 - 30
    Journal articles | 2016
    Khanna RC; Murthy GVS; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Gilbert C; Rao GN; Nicholson M; Raghava JV; Sahitya T; Lavanya EY; Pant HB; Kaur I; Tripathi R; Appikonda CS; Raghavender B, 2016, 'Longitudinal Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study: Rationale, study design and research methodology', Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 44, pp. 95 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12633
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Khanna RC; Parameswarappa D; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekhar K; Chakrabarti S; Jalali S; Rao GN, 2022, 'Incidence, Visual Impairment and Blindness due to Retinitis Pigmentosa in Rural Population in India: 15 Year Follow-up of the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study cohort', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000844401306201&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Khanna RC; Marmamula S; Dhawlikar N; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Shekar K; Chakrabarti S; Pant H; Murthy GVS; Gilbert C; Rao GN, 2019, 'Incidence of Myopia in Southern India in the Longitudinal Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, CANADA, Vancouver, Vol. 60, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), CANADA, Vancouver, 28 April 2019 - 02 May 2019, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000488800705358&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Khanna RC; Marmamula S; Mettla AL; Giridhar P; Banerjee S; Konegari S; Chakrabarti S; Murthy GVS; Gilbert C; Rao GN, 2017, 'The Longitudinal Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS3): 15 Years Incidence of Blindness and Visual Impairment', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, MD, Baltimore, Vol. 58, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO) - Imaging in the Eye, MD, Baltimore, 06 May 2017 - 11 May 2017, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000432170302059&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Khanna RC; Sujeong K; Giridhar P; Mettla AL; Rao GN, 2016, 'Barriers For Uptake Of Referral Services From Secondary Care to Tertiary Care And Its Associated Risk factors in L V Prasad Eye Institute Eye Health Pyramid', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, WA, Seattle, Vol. 57, presented at Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Research-in-Vision-and-Ophthalmology (ARVO), WA, Seattle, 01 May 2016 - 05 May 2016, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000394174003375&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Singh N; Khanna RC; Reddy S; Eeda SS; Gudapati BK; Mettla AL; Chakrabarti S; Kanade P; Shantha GPS, 2014, 'Prevalences, Causes and Risk Factors of Blindness and Visual Impairment in Three Tribal Areas of Andhra Pradesh, India', in INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000433199704057&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

    • Grant awarded from Lions Clubs International Foundation to Dr Rohit C Khanna et al., as an Investigator and Project Manager. Grant title: Assessing the incidence and progression of age-related eye diseases in a longitudinal cohort from Southern India-APEDS III.
    • Grant awarded from Lions Clubs International Foundation to Dr Rohit C Khanna et al., as an Investigator and Project Manager. Grant title: Prevalence, Causes and Risk factors for Blindness and Low Vision in Children in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India
    • Grant awarded from United States Agency for International Development to Dr Rohit C Khanna et al., as an Investigator and Project Manager. Grant title: Providing Comprehensive Children’s Eye Care for a Million Population in Krishna District(Andhra Pradesh),India.
    • Grant awarded from Lavelle Fund for the Blind Inc., to Dr Rohit C Khanna et al., as an Investigator and Project Manager. Grant title: Children Eye Health Initiative in the Primary Eye Care areas of Telangana.
    • Grant awarded from United States Agency for International Development to Dr Rohit C Khanna et al., as an Investigator and Project Manager. Grant title: Comprehensive programme for Assessment of Refractive Errors and Service provision (LVPEI-CARES) in Siddipet and Siricilla Districts (Telangana), India
    • Grant awarded from Wellcome Trust through Queens University Belfast as an Investigator and Project Manager. Grant title: A Suite of Studies Exploring the Impact of Vision Care on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Low and Middle-Income Countries.

My research activities are around epidemiological projects and operational research work. My major part into research activities include data management and project management. This part of my work helps to understand the different contributing factors to specific eye conditions  and how it helps in improving the line of care at different levels. These activities will help in bringing an evidence and an additional dimension to assess the impact quantitatively. 

My teaching interests include health economics and project management. This will help to teach and learn the different aspects surrounding the filed of health economics and its applicability to specifically eye care.