Shantanu Sharma

Shantanu Sharma

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    Professional work

    Presented work at National and International level conferences and Symposiums. These included:

    1. Berzelius Symposium 96: Won second best poster award for a poster on 'Early Life origins of type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic diseases: The Malmo Birth data cohort and the Lifegene cohort.' The symposium was held in Malmo, Sweden between 25-27th May 2018.

    2. 6th International symposium on metabolic programming and metabolic diseases: Won second best oral presenter award for a presentation on 'Dietary intakes among women across life cycle stages; from preconception to adolescence: A multicentric cross-sectional analysis in india'. The symposium took place in Cancun, Mexico between 7-10th November 2018.

    3. 3rd David Barker memorial symposium on DOHaD: Did an oral presentation at 21st SNEHA meeting and David Barker symposium held in Pune, India between 8-10th February 2019. Also, presented work on birth weight associations with breast and prostate cancer.

    4. Virtual International Day of Midwives 2019: Did an oral presentation on 'Peri-conception care service delivery through midwives using mHealth: A case study from India'. The virtual presentation was done on 5th May 2019.

    5. EpiDem PhD student Conference: Presented a paper with preliminary analysis in the conference held at Falsterbo, Sweden between 6-7th May 2019. The title of the paper was 'Associations between birth parameters and adult cardio-metabolic traits in a Swedish Birth cohort'.

    6. Lifecycle symposium jointly organized by EpiHealth, CERPS and SAF: Did an oral presentation in the symposium on the topic 'Pre-conception health from the Indian perspective'. Also, presented a poster on 'Birth weight and cancer prognosis: A meta-analysis of current evidence'. The symposium took place in Malmo, Sweden between 9-10 May 2019.

    7. Women Deliver 2019 conference: Presented a digital poster in the conference held between 3-6th June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. The topic of the presentation was 'Triple E (Engage, Educate, and Empower) approach by community champions to improve health practices of marginalized women and girls in India'. 

    8. Was part of the study and poster presentation, entitled 'Association of maternal subjective tress during the peri-conception period with birth birth outcomes in the Malmo Offspring Study: A pilot study. It was presented by a colleague in 4th European Conference on Peri-conception health and care. The conference was held in Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark between 26-27th September 2019. 

    9. International Society for the Study of Hypertension conference 2019 (ISSH): Presented a poster, entitled "The impact of birth parameters on pre-eclampsia in adulthood among women in two Swedish Birth Cohorts". The conference was held between 2-4th October 2019 in Lund, Sweden.

    10. International DOHaD 2019 Congress: presented a poster and did a 2-minutes oral presentation “Early Life Factors in Relation to the Incidence and Prognosis of Cancer in Two Swedish Birth Cohorts”. The conference was held between 20-23rd October 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.

    11. 5thEpiHealth conference for PhD students: Did an oral presentation on “Early life influences on adult organ function, health, and disease risk in four Swedish Cohorts”. The conference was held between 28-29th November 2019 in Orenas Slott.

    12. EUGLOH Annual Student research conference: Did an oral presentation, entitled "Early Life Factors in Relation to adult skin auto fluorescence of Advanced Glycation End (AGE) products in a Swedish Cohort – Preliminary findings'. This virtual conference was organized between September 28-30th 2020.

    13. Micronutrient Forum 2020 conference: Presented a poster, entitled “Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition in under-5 children: An Implementation Research-based project in India”. The conference took place between 2-20 November 2020 virtullay. The conference was supported by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, WHO, CIFF, IFPRI, etc.

    14. Health System Research 2020 conference: Presented a poster, entitled "Assessing the functioning of Local governance systems for Evidence-Informed decision-making in India”. The conference was held between 8-12 November 2020 virtually. The conference was supported by Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO, etc.

    15. Geneva Health Forum 2020: Presented a poster, entitled "Diversified use of digital technology to nudge social and behaviour change for improving the health of the population in India". The forum was held between 16-18 November 2020. The forum was supported by WHO, UNAIDS, & India is the special guest.

    16. 9th World Sustainability Forum: Did a virtual poster presentation on "A Multi-Centric Baseline Assessment for a Community-Based Intervention involving Gender-Transformative Approaches to Promote Retention of Girls in Schools". The forum held between 13-15th Sep 2021 virtually. It was organized by University of Basel and MDPI. 

    Research

    My research domain belongs to the area of 'Reproductive Epidemiology'. The key focus areas in reproductive epidemiology are:

    1. Pre-conception care

    2. Early life origins (Developmental origins of health and disease)

    3. Nutrition (pertaining to public health)

    4. Non-communicable disease (Cancers, Diabetes, and Cardio-metabolic disease)

    5. Epidemiology

    6. Maternal and Child Health

    Research area for PhD is early life factors and adult onset of chronic diseases, something we call today as DOHaD (Development Origin of Health and Diseases).

    Looking at Swedish medical registers and Birth cohorts primarily, Malmo Birth Data Cohort and Malmo offspring study.

    Working with Peter Nilsson and other research members of EpiHealth (Epidemiology for Health).

    Societal impact

    I recorded two podcasts about the COVID-situation in India and the Government of India's response to COVID in April and October 2020. The sessions were recorded by Swedish South Asian Studies Network! Here is the link:

    https://www.sasnet.lu.se/activities/sasnet-podcast

     

    UKÄ subject classification

    • Medical and Health Sciences

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