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Dr. K. Suvetha

Dr. K. Suvetha Department of Community Medicine

Designation Professor
Experience Associate Professor, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (PSGIMS & R), Coimbatore, India (March 2012 till date) , Assistant Professor, PSGIMS& R, Coimbatore, India (February 2009 – February 2012) , Consultant in UNICEF, Tamilnadu, India (August 2006 - December 2007) Assistant Professor, PSGIMS& R, Coimbatore, India (August 2005 – July 2006)

Professional Information

Academic Excellence
  • MBBS from Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore, India 1995 – 2009
  • M.D (Community Medicine) from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India 2002 – 05
  • Completed Fellowship and Advancement in Medical Education and Research sponsored by FAIMER, ECFMG,USA (two years)
Field of Expertise
  • Non communicable diseases with focus on Type 2 Diabetes mellitus Womens health focusing on women in industry
Awards and Achievements
  • Dr.Kesavalu Educational trust gold medal for the best out going student in M.D, Community Medicine for the year 2005
  • Awarded “Projects That Work” by FAIMER Foundation of USA in recognition of the department’s on-going Project ‘Improving health of women in garment industries through needs assessment and peer health education’. This Project is one of the six from all over the World that has been recognized for experience sharing at The Network: Towards Unity For Health (TUFH) conference to be held on Sep 2015 at South Africa
Research and Publications


  • Currently pursuing research in the areas of Occupational health amongst workers of textile industry (HER project), Non communicable diseases and Medical education.
  • Guide for research projects of undergraduate medical students sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Guide for research projects done by undergraduate medical students within the department
  • Co- Guide for Post graduate thesis work
  • Volunteered as core group member in the Department of Clinical Research and Bioethics to review research projects done within the institution


  • R. Shylesh, K. Suvetha, “A study on obesity and factors influencing physical activity among adolescents aged 11 – 15years in an urban school of Coimbatore,” Asian Student Medical Journal, vol. 7, no. 4, 2011
  • A.C. Mathew, S. Jose, N. Jacob, P. Rathan, K. Suvetha, S. Kumar, “Factors associated with the interest for life style behavior modification among non-diabetic adults,” Journal of Diabetology, vol. 3, no. 3, 2013.
  • K. Suvetha, K. M. Akshaya, “Risk factors for Non Communicable Diseases among Industrial workers of Coimbatore, India,” The Indian Journal of public health research and development, 2014.Vol.5(3): 94-98
  • Anil C Mathew, Neethu Jacob, Shintu Jose, Rathan P, Suvetha K, Senthil Kumar R, Yunsheng Ma. Knowledge about risk factors, symptoms and complications of diabetes among adults in south india . International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 2014 Vol 3 (9)
  • Sanchitha Harini.G, Suvetha. K. A study on oral diseases among Diabetic patients in a tertiary care Hospital. National Journal of Research in Community Medicine. Vol.4.Issue 2. April-June. 2015(216-220)
  • A K Prashanth, M Perathu Kannu Rakesh, V Praveena, A Preethi, S Prithvi, R Priyadharshini, K Suvetha. Prevalence of depression and factors influencing it among geriatric population attending the outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital. Advanced Medical Sciences: An International Journal (AMS), Vol 2, No.2/3, August 2015
  • Prabha Thangaraj, Suvetha Kannappan, Thomas V. Chacko. Occupation-Related Health Status of Women Textile Workers in Tamil Nadu. Int. J. Preven. Curat. Comm. Med. 2015; 1(4)
Membership and Certifications
  • Course in Clinical Diabetes endorsed by American Diabetes Association (6 months)
  • Member on board for the research project on “Design and development of innovative product for reduction of foot ulcer for diabetic” done at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India, funded by Department of Science and Technology

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