Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan
Lecturer

Dr Padmanesan Narasimhan

MBBS

MPH (UNSW)

PhD (UNSW)

Grad Cert.Univ. Learning and Teaching (UNSW)

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Research areas

  1. Digital Health
  2. Health Systems
  3. International health
  4. Disease Surveillance

Padma Narasimhan is a Clinician and Lecturer at the School of Population Health. He started his career as a medical doctor in India as an Infectious disease clinic caring for HIV/AIDS patients. He completed the Fogarty Ellison Clinical Research Fellowship at National Institutes of Health, USA in 2006 and moved to Australia in 2008. He started his journey at UNSW as a full-time internal student at the School in the Master of Public Health program and after completing the MPH, Padma was awarded the UNSW-University International Postgraduate Scholarship for a PhD at the School. He successfully completed his PhD on Infectious diseases epidemiology and joined SPH in 2013 as a teaching and research academic. His current research at the school focuses on using implementation science methodologies in digital health, with a particular focus on using digital health applications in integrated management of programs. Examples include projects integrating communicable and non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries and emergency medicine and primary care programs in Australia. He is also engaged with the Kirby Institute EPIWATCH disease surveillance program in its global expansion and works as a clinician at the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. He is the Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Digital Health at UNSW and is listed as a Roster of Experts in the newly formed WHO Department of Digital Health. His research work has been published widely in leading local and international journals and he currently serves as the section editor for the prestigious PLoS Digital Health journal.

Students who are interested in research/ILP projects in international health, infectious diseases, e-Health, and internship program can directly contact him.

ILP Research Areas

  1. Tuberculosis
  2. International health
  3. eHealth and Mobile health
Phone
02 9385 3944
Location
Room 228, Level 2, Samuels Building, UNSW Sydney
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Ariani A; Lewis J; Narasimhan P; Soegijoko S; Ray P, 2020, 'Assessment of vulnerability to natural disasters for emergency management in Victoria, Australia', in Mobile Technologies for Delivering Healthcare in Remote, Rural or Developing Regions, IET, London, pp. 397 - 424, https://shop.theiet.org/mobile-technologies-for-delivering-healthcare-in-remote-rural-or-developing-regions
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Ariani A; Lewis J; Narasimhan P; Soegijoko S; Ray PK, 2020, 'Assessment of vulnerability to natural disasters for emergency management in victoria, Australia', in Mobile Technologies for Delivering Healthcare in Remote, Rural or Developing Regions, pp. 395 - 422
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Bhandari B; Narasimhan P; Jayasuriya R; Vaidya A; Schutte AE, 2022, 'Effectiveness and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Text Messaging Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure Control (TEXT4BP) among Patients with Hypertension in Nepal: A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial', Global Heart, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/GH.1103
    Journal articles | 2022
    Thapa P; Hall JJ; Jayasuriya R; Mukherjee PS; Beek K; Das DK; Mandal T; Narasimhan P, 2022, 'What are the tuberculosis care practices of informal healthcare providers? A cross-sectional study from Eastern India', Health policy and planning, vol. 37, pp. 1158 - 1166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czac062
    Journal articles | 2022
    Thapa P; Jayasuriya R; Hall JJ; Mukherjee PS; Beek K; Briggs N; Das DK; Mandal T; Narasimhan P, 2022, 'Are informal healthcare providers knowledgeable in tuberculosis care? A cross-sectional survey using vignettes in West Bengal, India', INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihac051
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bhandari B; Narasimhan P; Vaidya A; Subedi M; Jayasuriya R, 2021, 'Barriers and facilitators for treatment and control of high blood pressure among hypertensive patients in Kathmandu, Nepal: a qualitative study informed by COM-B model of behavior change', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, pp. 1524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11548-4
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bhandari B; Schutte AE; Jayasuriya R; Vaidya A; Subedi M; Narasimhan P, 2021, 'Acceptability of a mHealth strategy for hypertension management in a low-income and middle-income country setting: A formative qualitative study among patients and healthcare providers', BMJ Open, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052986
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tesema AG; Abimbola S; Mulugeta A; Ajisegiri WS; Narasimhan P; Joshi R; Peiris D, 2021, 'Health system capacity and readiness for delivery of integrated non-communicable disease services in primary health care: A qualitative analysis of the Ethiopian experience', PLOS Global Public Health, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgph.0000026
    Journal articles | 2021
    Thapa P; Jayasuriya R; Hall JJ; Beek K; Mukherjee P; Gudi N; Narasimhan P, 2021, 'Role of informal healthcare providers in tuberculosis care in low- And middle-income countries: A systematic scoping review', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, pp. e0256795, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256795
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bhandari B; Narasimhan P; Vaidya A; Jayasuriya R, 2020, 'Theory-based mobile phone text messaging intervention for blood pressure control (TEXT4BP) among hypertensive patients in Nepal: Study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e040799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040799
    Journal articles | 2020
    Godinho MA; Ashraf MM; Narasimhan P; Liaw ST, 2020, 'Community health alliances as social enterprises that digitally engage citizens and integrate services: A case study in Southwestern Sydney (protocol)', Digital Health, vol. 6, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2055207620930118
    Journal articles | 2020
    Godinho MA; Jonnagaddala J; Gudi N; Islam R; Narasimhan P; Liaw ST, 2020, 'mHealth for Integrated People-Centred Health Services in the Western Pacific: A Systematic Review', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 142, pp. 104259 - 104259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104259
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gudi N; Godinho MA; Saha D; Narasimhan P, 2020, 'Sociotechnical evaluation of a health management information system in South India', BMJ Innovations, vol. 6, pp. 164 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2019-000402
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sil A; Patra D; Dhillon P; Narasimhan P, 2020, 'Co-existence of diabetes and TB among adults in India: A study based on National Family Health Survey data', Journal of Biosocial Science, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021932020000516
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tesema A; Joshi R; Abimbola S; Ajisegiri W; Narasimhan P; Peiris D, 2020, 'Addressing barriers to primary health-care services for noncommunicable diseases in the African Region', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/en/
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tesema AG; Ajisegiri WS; Abimbola S; Balane C; Kengne AP; Shiferaw F; Dangou JM; Narasimhan P; Joshi R; Peiris D, 2020, 'How well are non-communicable disease services being integrated into primary health care in Africa: A review of progress against World Health Organization's African regional targets', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0240984, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240984
    Journal articles | 2018
    Adam DC; Bui CM; Heywood AE; Kunasekaran M; Sheikh M; Narasimhan P; MacIntyre CR, 2018, 'Adherence to anti-vectorial prevention measures among travellers with chikungunya and malaria returning to Australia: Comparative epidemiology', BMC Research Notes, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3695-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hasan K; Ashraf MM; Narasimhan PADMA; Aggarwal R, 2018, 'The role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in promoting ‘development as freedom’: Narratives of people with visual impairment in Bangladesh', International Journal of Disability Management Research
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hasan MK; Ashraf M; Narasimhan P; Aggarwal R, 2018, 'Expanding Freedoms of People with Visual Impairment Through Information and Communication Technologies: Narratives from Bangladesh', International Journal of Disability Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/idm.2018.7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Meyers J; Logaraj M; Balaji R; Narasimhan P; MacIntyre RAINA, 2018, 'Epidemic Varicella Zoster Virus among University Students, India', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 24, pp. 366 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2402.170659.
    Journal articles | 2018
    Meyers J; Logaraj M; Ramraj B; Narasimhan P; Macintyre CR, 2018, 'Epidemic varicella zoster virus among university students, India', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 24, pp. 366 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2402.170659
    Journal articles | 2017
    Narasimhan P; MacIntyre CR; Mathai D; Wood J, 2017, 'High rates of latent TB infection in contacts and the wider community in South India', Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 111, pp. 55 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trx016
    Journal articles | 2014
    Narasimhan P; Bakshi A; Kittusami S; Prashant S; Mathai D; Bakshi K; MacIntyre CR; Ray P, 2014, 'A customized m-Health system for improving Tuberculosis treatment adherence and follow-up in south India', Health and Technology, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12553-013-0067-2
    Journal articles | 2013
    Narasimhan P; Anees MK; MacIntyre CR; Bakshi K; Mathai D; Ray PK, 2013, 'Reasons for refusal to participate in a mobile health study for Tuberculosis drug adherence in south India', Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 7, pp. 113 - 122
    Journal articles | 2013
    Narasimhan P; Wood J; Peter R; Ranganathan R; Manoharan A; MacIntyre CR; Mathai D, 2013, 'Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection among household contacts and community controls in South India', EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol. 42, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000209370402340&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Narasimhan P; Wood JG; MacIntyre CR; Mathai D, 2013, 'Risk Factors for Tuberculosis', Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 2013, pp. 11 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/828939
    Journal articles | 2010
    Narasimhan P; Peter R; Manoharan A; Wood J; MacIntyre R; Mathai D; John K, 2010, 'A retrospective study to assess treatment outcomes among TB patients taking DOTS treatment in South India', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol. 14, pp. E305 - E305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2010.02.2164
    Journal articles | 2008
    Solomon SS; Hawcroft CS; Narasimhan P; Subbraman R; Cecelia AJ; Srikrisknan AK; Suresh Kumar M; Solomon S; Gallant JE; Celentano DD, 2008, 'Comorbidities among HIV-infected injection drug users in Chennai, India', Indian Journal of Medical Research, vol. 127, pp. 447 - 452
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kiviat AD; Geary MC; Sunpath H; Moosa MYS; Wilson D; Narasimhan P; Gandhi RT, 2007, 'HIV Online Provider Education (HOPE): The internet as a tool for training in HIV medicine', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/521117
  • Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Godinho MA; Ashraf MM; Narasimhan P; Liaw T, 2021, 'Digital Health, Social Enterprise & Citizen Engagement in Integrated People-Centered Health Services: A hermeneutic systematic review and preliminary framework synthesis', in International Journal of Integrated Care - APIC Conference Supplement 2019, Ubiquity press, Melbourne, Australia, Vol. 20, pp. 196 - 196, presented at 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care, Melbourne, Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s4196
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Godinho M; Ashraf M; Narasimhan P; Liaw S-T, 2019, 'Digital Health, Social Enterprise & Citizen Engagement in Integrated People-Centred Health Services: A hermeneutic systematic review and preliminary framework synthesis', presented at 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Integrated Care, Melbourne, Australia, 11 November 2019 - 13 November 2019, https://integratedcarefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/APIC2-Plenary-Programme-26-September-2019.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Liaw S-T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf M; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2019, 'Use of mHealth for promoting healthy ageing and supporting delivery of age-friendly care services: a systematic review', in International Journal of Integrated Care, Ubiquity Press, San Sebastian, Spain, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 19th International Conference on Integrated Care, San Sebastian, Spain, 01 April 2019 - 03 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.s3147
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Liaw S-T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf MM; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2019, 'Use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support delivery of Heading age-friendly placement health and long-term care services: A systematic review', San Sebastian, Basque Country, presented at 19th International Conference on Integrated Care, San Sebastian, Basque Country, 01 April 2019 - 03 April 2019
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Liaw T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf M; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2019, 'Use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support delivery of age-friendly health and long-term care services - A systematic review', International Foundation for Integrated Care, San Sebastian, Spain, presented at 19th International Conference on Integrated Care, San Sebastian, Spain, 01 April 2019 - 03 April 2019, https://integratedcarefoundation.org/events/icic19-19th-international-conference-on-integrated-care-san-sebastian-basque-country
    Reports | 2019
    Liaw T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf MM; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2019, A review of the use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support the delivery of age-friendly health care services in the Western Pacific Region
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Godinho M; Jonnagaddala J; Gudi N; Narasimhan P; Liaw S-T, 2018, 'mHealth for integrated service delivery in the Western Pacific Region: A Systematic Review', Colombo, Sri Lanka, presented at 10th Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI 2018), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 09 October 2018 - 11 October 2018, http://dhw2018.org/apami2018/download/2588/
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Liaw S-T; Ansari S; Jonnagaddala J; Narasimhan P; Ashraf MM; Harris-Roxas B; Harris M, 2018, 'Use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support delivery of age-friendly health and long-term care services–A systematic review', in Use of mHealth to promote healthy ageing and support delivery of age-friendly health and long-term care services - A systematic review, 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, presented at 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 01 August 2018 - 03 August 2018, https://phcris.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/phcr18/home/Agenda/AgendaItemDetail?id=a77f7fbe-bbb5-438a-89ad-f56fc99779d6
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Liaw ST; Marcel A; Narasimhan P; Ashraf M; Ray P, 2017, 'Global eHealth, social business and citizen engagement: a natural convergence?', in MedInfo Precision Healthcare through Informatics, IOS Press., Hangzhou International Expo Center in Hangzhou, China, pp. 773 - 777, presented at MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, Hangzhou International Expo Center in Hangzhou, China, 21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-773
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Narasimhan P; Ashraf MM; Lee E, 2017, 'Transforming Organisational Culture in the Australian Disability Sector: the need for social business', in Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business Research and Ethics,, 1st International Conference on Business Research and Ethics, Sydney Australia, presented at 1st International Conference on Business Research and Ethics, Sydney Australia, 20 November 2017 - 22 November 2017
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Narasimhan P; MacIntyre CR; Mathai D; Wood J, 2017, 'Incidence and risk factors for tuberculosis infection in a high endemic region: a follow up study among household and community contacts in Vellore, South India', in Oral Presentation, 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, presented at 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
    Conference Posters | 2017
    Seale H; Meyer L; Narasimhan P; Muscatello D, 2017, 'Promoting work integrated learning opportunities to postgraduate students', presented at Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA) Public Health Teaching and Learning Forum
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Soundarya R; Sindhuvenkat S; Mohanram G; Narasimhan P; Ghouse MS, 2017, 'Geo spatial management to improve control of Emerging Infectious Diseases', in Poster Presentation, The Fifth International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment, presented at The Fifth International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Ashraf MM; Hinchcliff R; Agaliotis M; Narasimhan P; Pardosi J; Asante A; Harrison R; Heslop D; Meyer L; Balasooriya C, 2016, 'The role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Management education: a global perspective', in The role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Management education: a global perspective, 10th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Workshop, Sydney, presented at 10th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Workshop, Sydney, 28 October 2016 - 01 October 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Seale H; Meyer L; Narasimhan P; Muscatello D, 2016, 'Work integrated internship program to postgraduate students at SPHCM UNSW', presented at UNSW Medicine Learning & Teaching Forum
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Shaw,L ; Ashraf MM; Narasimhan P; Razzaque M, 2016, 'Developing an understanding of the role of social enterprise on health outcome', in 10th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Workshop in Sydney, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), University of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Banerjee A; Pankaj M; Narasimhan P; Ray P, 2015, 'An observational study to understand the attitude of elderly towards communication and Education technology in India', in Oral Presentation, First International Symposium on ICT Education Helsinki Finland, presented at First International Symposium on ICT Education Helsinki Finland
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Khanna SS; Narasimhan P; Travaglia J, 2014, 'Accreditation of Healthcare organizations in India', in Oral Presentation, SHAPE Symposium, presented at SHAPE Symposium
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Kittusami SPS; Jhunjhunwala A; Narasimhan P; Kottapalam A; Ray P, 2013, 'ICT - Enabled Treatment Adherence and Follow-Up System Towards Successful Implementation of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), India', in CPRsouth8/ CPRafrica 2013 - Innovation & Entrepreneurship in ICT: Changing Asia / Africa, Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth), Mysore, India, pp. 1 - 24, presented at CPRsouth8/ CPRafrica 2013 - Innovation & Entrepreneurship in ICT: Changing Asia / Africa, Mysore, India, 05 September 2013 - 07 September 2013
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Kumar R; Banerjee A; Bakshi K; Qurashi H; Kapadia V; Narasimhan P; Ray P, 2013, 'Using ICF to understand attitude of community dwelling elderly towards communication and education technology in New Delhi, India', in Oral Presentation, Health Systems Asia Conference Singapore, Singapore, presented at Health Systems Asia Conference Singapore, Singapore
    Theses / Dissertations | 2013
    narasimhan P, 2013, The epidemiology and transmission dynamics of Tuberculosis in southern India with a focus on risk factors and household contact patterns
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Bakshi A; Narasimhan P; Li J; Ray PK; MacIntyre CR, 2012, 'Delivery of Multilingual mHealth Service for Control of TB/HIV in Developing Countries', in Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-45 2012), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., USA, pp. 925 - 931, presented at 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-45 2012), Maui, Hawaii, 04 January 2012 - 07 January 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2012.196
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Bakshi A; Narasimhan P; Li J; Chernih N; Ray PK; MacIntyre CR, 2011, 'mHealth for the Control of TB/HIV in Developing Countries', in Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE 13th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (HEALTHCOM 2011), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., USA, pp. 9 - 14, presented at 2011 IEEE 13th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (HEALTHCOM 2011), Columbia, MO, 13 June 2011 - 15 June 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HEALTH.2011.6026797
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Narasimhan P; Peter R; Manoharan A; Wood J; MacIntyre CR; Mathai D; John KR, 2010, 'A retrospective study to assess treatment outcomes among TB patients taking DOTS treatment in South India', in Poster Presentation, 14th International Congress for Infectious Disease conference, Miami, Florida, US, presented at 14th International Congress for Infectious Disease conference, Miami, Florida, US
    Conference Abstracts | 2008
    Wood J; Caley P; Narasimhan P; MacIntyre CR, 2008, 'Modelling and estimation of BCG vaccine efficacy using TB transmission model', in Oral Presentation, First International Conference of South East Asia Region (The Union) & 63rd National Conference on Tuberculosis & Chest Disease, New Delhi India, presented at First International Conference of South East Asia Region (The Union) & 63rd National Conference on Tuberculosis & Chest Disease, New Delhi India
    Conference Abstracts | 2006
    Narasimhan P; Kathirvelu B; Yepthomi T; Devaleenal B; Cecilia AJ; Vignesh R; Solomon S; Flannigan TP; Mayer KH; Kumarasamy N, 2006, 'Characterization of Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis among HIV infected patients in a tertiary care centre in India', in Poster Presentation, 37th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Paris France, presented at 37th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Paris France

NIH, USA- Fogarty Ellison Fellow (2005)

UNSW Medicine Prize- Outstanding International Advancement (2016)

My Research Supervision

Integration of formal and informal healthcare providers using digital health in India

Improving triage systems using digital platforms in hospitals in SWSLHD, Sydney

My Teaching

PHCM 9790 Digital health: Principles, Practice and Evidence

PHCM 9784 Communicable Disease Control in Global Health