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Dr Aravinda Meera Guntupalli

Aravinda Guntupalli

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer, Public Health
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care
  • aravinda.guntupalli

Research Activity

Externally funded projects

Long-term conditions and mental health in Sub-Saharan Africa: mainstreaming community-based practices

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Jan/201831/Dec/2018The Academy of Medical Sciences
We will establish the first consortium to focus systematically on building evidence and community practice to tackle comorbidity between mental illness and other long-term conditions (LTCs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Such comorbidity is increasing rapidly and presents a major challenge to SSA health care provision. Community-based interventions appear to be an efficacious response to this problem. However evidence to support this is still weak, especially in SSA. This proposal builds on our existing collaborations which have begun to examine the scope for inclusive and affordable community practice to tackle such comorbidities (Lloyd et al., 2015; Meddenhall et al., 2017). This proposal will build a sustainable research network of African and UK researchers to: 1. Generate a greater shared understanding of existing research on the interrelationships between mental health and other LTCs and the role of community engagement in SSA in tackling the challenge; 2. Identify gaps in current research and practice in different SSA countries from a range of disciplinary perspectives and experience; 3. Develop methodologies for combining research and practice to create and evaluate partnerships with communities for problem identification, decision-making and shared actions for prevention, treatment and management of comorbid mental and physical LTCs; 4. Develop and submit research proposals based on these methodologies; 5. Support the development and training of novice/early career researchers from SSA; 6. Create low cost-effective networking among a new strong and sustainable African network with UK partners for a long term impact in health research.


Body size and weight, and the nutrition and activity behaviors of sexual and gender minority youth: Findings and implications from New Zealand (2019-09-01)
Lucassen, Mathijs; Guntupalli, Aravinda; Clark, Terryann; Fenaughty, John; Denny, Simon; Fleming, Theresa; Smith, Melody and Utter, Jennifer
Public Health Nutrition, 22(13) (pp. 2346-2356)
Climate effects and stature since 1800 (2018-11-30)
Galofré-Vilà, Gregori; Guntupalli, Aravinda; Harris, Bernard and Hinde, Andrew
Social Science History, 42(4) (pp. 763-794)
Prevalence and correlates of depressive disorders in people with Type 2 diabetes: results from the International Prevalence and Treatment of Diabetes and Depression (INTERPRET‐DD) study, a collaborative study carried out in 14 countries (2018-06)
Lloyd, C. E.; Nouwen, A.; Sartorius, N.; Ahmed, H. U.; Alvarez, A.; Bahendeka, S.; Basangwa, D.; Boborov, A. E.; Boden, S.; Bulgari, V.; Burti, L.; Chaturvedi, S. K.; Cimino, L. C.; Gaebel, W.; de Girolamo, G.; Gondek, T. M.; Guinzbourg de Braude, M.; Guntupalli, A.; Heinze, M. G.; Ji, L.; Hong, X.; Khan, A.; Kiejna, A.; Kokoszka, A.; Kamala, T.; Lalic, N. M.; Lecic Tosevski, D.; Mankovsky, B.; Li, M.; Musau, A.; Mussig, K.; Ndetei, D.; Rabbani, G.; Srikanta, S. S.; Starostina, E. G.; Shevchuk, M.; Taj, R.; Vukovic, O.; Wolwer, W. and Xin, Y.
Diabetic Medicine, 35(6) (pp. 760-769)
Socio-demographic differences of disability prevalence among the population aged 60 years and over in Bangladesh (2018)
Rahman, Mijanur; Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Byles, Julie E.
Asian Population Studies, 14(1) (pp. 77-95)
Gender differences in the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of mobility disability among older adults in Nigeria (2016-09-30)
Balogun, Saliu Adejumobi and Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera
European Journal of Ageing, 13(3) (pp. 231-239)
Parental Childhood Growth and Offspring Birthweight: Pooled Analyses from Four Birth Cohorts in Low and Middle Income Countries (2015-01)
Addo, O. Y.; Stein, A. D.; Fall, C. H.; Gigante, D. P.; Guntupalli, A. M.; Horta, B. L.; Kuzawa, C. W.; Lee, N.; Norris, S. A.; Osmond, C.; Prabhakaran, P.; Richter, L. M.; Sachdev, H. P. S. and Martorell, R.
American Journal of Human Biology, 27(1) (pp. 99-105)
Modeling the effects of immunizations timing on child health outcomes in India (2014-05)
Bhargava, Alok; Guntupalli, Aravinda M.; Lokshin, Michael and Howard, Larry L.
Health Economics, 23(5) (pp. 606-620)
Diet patterns are associated with demographic factors and nutritional status in south Indian children (2014-01)
Kehoe, Sarah H.; Krishnaveni, Ghattu V.; Veena, Sargoor R.; Guntupalli, Aravinda M.; Margetts, Barrie M.; Fall, Caroline H. D. and Robinson, Sian M.
Maternal and Child Nutrition, 10(1) (pp. 145-158)
Maternal height and child growth patterns (2013-08)
Addo, O. Yaw; Stein, Aryeh D.; Fall, Caroline H.; Gigante, Denise P.; Guntupalli, Aravinda M.; Horta, Bernardo L.; Kuzawa, Christopher W.; Lee, Nanette; Norris, Shane A.; Prabhakaran, Poornima; Richter, Linda M.; Sachdev, Harshpal S.; Martorell, Reynaldo and COHORTS, Group
The Journal of Pediatrics, 163(2) (pp. 549-554)
Long-term changes in sickness and health: further evidence from the Hampshire Friendly Society (2012-05)
Harris, Bernard; Gorsky, Martin; Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Hinde, Andrew
The Economic History Review, 65(2) (pp. 719-745)
Ageing, sickness and health in England and Wales during the mortality transition (2011-12)
Harris, Bernard; Gorsky, Martin; Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Hinde, Andrew
Social History of Medicine, 24(3) (pp. 643-665)
The 'cultural inflation of morbidity' during the English mortality decline: a new look (2011-12)
Gorsky, Martin; Guntupalli, Aravinda; Harris, Bernard and Hinde, Andrew
Social Science & Medicine, 73(12) (pp. 1775-1783)
Prediction of body-fat percentage from skinfold and bio-impedance measurements in Indian school children (2011-12)
Kehoe, Sarah H.; Krishnaveni, Ghattu V.; Lubree, Himangi G.; Willis, Andrew K.; Guntupalli, Aravinda M.; Veena, Sargoor R.; Bhat, Dattatray S.; Kishore, Ravi; Fall, Caroline H.D.; Yajnik, Chittaranjan S. and Kurpad, Anura
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 65(12) (pp. 1263-1270)
Healthcare utilization, socioeconomic factors and child health in India (2011-11-01)
Bhargava, Alok; Guntupalli, Aravinda M. and Lokshin, Michael
Journal of Biosocial Science, 43(6) (pp. 701-715)
Women’s autonomy, contraceptive use and fertility: a comparative study of tribal and non-tribal women in India (2008-01)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Nangia, Parveen
Man in India, 88(1-2)
The development and inequality of heights in North, West, and East India 1915–1944 (2006-10)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Baten, Joerg
Explorations in Economic History, 43(4) (pp. 578-608)
Perceptions, causes and consequences of infertlity among the Chenchu tribe of India (2004)
Guntupalli, A. Meera and Chenchelgudem, P.
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 22(4) (pp. 249-259)
Active Ageing Index (AAI) in India: Is the Approach Used in European Countries Applicable to Developing Countries? (2018-02-08)
Guntupalli, Aravinda and Chakraborty, Suchandrima
In: zaidi, Asghar; Harper, Sarah; Howse, Kenneth; Lamura, Giovanni and Perek-Białas, Jolanta eds. Building Evidence for Active Ageing Policies (pp. 437-463)
ISBN : 978-981-10-6016-8 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Singapore
Heights across the Last 2,000 Years in England (2018)
Galofré-Vilà, Gregori; Hinde, Andrew and Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera
In: Hanes, Christopher and Wolcott, Susan eds. Research in Economic History. Research in Economic History (pp. 67-98)
ISBN : 978-1-78756-582-1 | Publisher : Emerald Publishing Limited
Short Women and Their Stagnating Growth: A Study of Biological Welfare and Inequality of Women in Postcolonial India (2014)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera
In: Zuckerman, Molly K. ed. Modern environments and human health : revisiting the second epidemiological transition (pp. 201-223)
ISBN : 9781118504208 | Publisher : Wiley
India and global health governance: past, present, and future (2012-12-11)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Nachiappan, Karthik
In: Lee, Kelley; Pang, Tikki and Tan, Yeling eds. Asia’s Role in Governing Global Health. Routledge Contemporary Asia Series (pp. 66-80)
ISBN : 9780415503433 | Publisher : Routledge
Sickness Insurance and Welfare Reform in England and Wales, 1870-1914 (2012-08-01)
Harris, Bernard; Gorsky, Martin; Guntupalli, Aravinda and Hinde, Andrew
In: Harris, Bernard ed. Welfare and Old Age in Europe and North America: The Development of Social Insurance. Perspectives in Economic and Social History (pp. 89-106)
ISBN : 978-1848931893 | Publisher : Pickering & Chatto
Is there a Relation between Fatness and Reproductive Health? A Study on Body Mass Index and Reproductive Health of Indian Women (2011-07)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera
In: Unnithan-Kumar, Maya and Tremayne, Soraya eds. Fatness and the Maternal Body: Women's Experiences of Corporeality and the Shaping of Social Policy. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality: Social and Cultural Perspectives (pp. 188-204)
ISBN : 978-0-85745-122-4 | Publisher : Berghahn Books
Measuring Gender Well-Being with Biological Welfare Indicators (2009-06-28)
Guntupalli, Aravinda and Baten, Jörg
In: Harris, Bernard; Gálvez, Lina and Machado, Helena eds. Gender and Well-Being in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Gender and Well-Being
ISBN : 9780754672647 | Publisher : Ashgate Publishing
What does gender dimorphism in stature tell us about discrimination in rural India, 1930-1975? (2009)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Moradi, Alexander
In: Pal, Manoranjan; Bharati, Premananda; Ghosh, Bholanath and Vasulu, T. S. eds. Gender and Discrimination: Health, Nutritional Status, and Role of Women in India
ISBN : 9780198060291 | Publisher : Oxford University Press India
Qualitative Research on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS with Mumbai Sex Workers (2008-10-01)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera
In: Sridhar, Devi ed. Anthropologists Inside Organisations: South Asian Case Studies (pp. 36-54)
ISBN : 9788178298863 | Publisher : Sage Publications
Nutritional transition in India: a special focus on severe malnutrition and increasing obesity (2007)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera
In: Hussain, Azmal ed. Managing Overweight and Obesity
ISBN : 9788131408278 | Publisher : ICFAI
Role of social anthropology in the study of HIV/AIDS in the context of globalization (2005)
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera
In: Misra, Kamal K. ed. Anthropology: New Global Order and Other Essays
ISBN : 978-8180692017 | Publisher : Concept Publishing | Published : New Delhi, India
Reproductive behavior of tribal women in Madhya Pradesh (2003)
Meera, A.; Nangia, P. and Roy, T. K.
In: Adak, Dipak Kumar; Bhattacharya, Biswanath; Ghosh, Rohini; Pal, Manoranjan; Bharati, Premanand and Vasulu, T. S. eds. Demography and Health Profile of the Tribals
ISBN : 9788126114757 | Publisher : Anmol
Active ageing index in India: Is the UNECE approach applicable to developing countries? (2015)
Guntupalli, Aravinda and Chakraborty, Suchandrima
In : UNECE, Active Ageing Conference, (16-17 Apr, Brussels)


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