Tanica Lyngdoh

Dr. Real name:  Tanica Lyngdoh

Associate Professor, IIPH-Delhi India
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Tanica Lyngdoh completed her graduation from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and has an MD in Community Medicine from University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. She further specialized in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK as an external student. She was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland which she completed in May 2013. Prior to her PhD, she has several years of experience working in a large population-based projects in collaboration with the LSHTM in cardiovascular epidemiology and she has had some experience in managing large, multi-centric trials. Her primary focus has been in the area of preventive cardiology, in particular cardio-metabolic risks and diseases. Her PhD focused on the epidemiology of cardio-metabolic abnormalities, in particular, evaluating genetic and non-genetic associations of uric acid and kidney function with blood pressure and other metabolic abnormalities. This work involved association analyses in multiple population-based epidemiological studies in Switzerland and Seychelles, including complex and robust statistical analysis of family data and analysis of human genetic data. This work was accepted for several financial grants that allowed her to present her work at various international conferences and has resulted in several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Currently as a faculty at the Institute, she is leading the Epidemiology and Advanced Epidemiology modules for the master’s course in Clinical Research and is actively involved in training and teaching programmes in epidemiology, biostatistics and clinical research. Her current research engagements includes work in the area of maternal and child health and also involved as a part of research team in projects supported by Government of India. Additionally, she is the Member Secretary of the Institutional Ethics Committee. She is also an Adjunct Faculty at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR).