Rukman Manapurath


PhD Candidate



Dr. Rukman Manapurath, MBBS, MD, is an Early Career Research Scientist at the Society for Applied Studies (Centre for Health Research and Development), which is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, based in New Delhi, India. His research is primarily focused on the metabolic health of children and the intriguing field of early-life metabolic programming.

Over the years, Dr. Manapurath has contributed significantly to the scientific community with numerous publications in esteemed peer-reviewed journals. His work in the field of nutrition was recognized in 2022 when he was honored with the Early Career Global Nutrition Award by the American Society for Nutrition. His areas of expertise are child and maternal nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, cardiovascular risk assessment, and big data analysis.

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See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.

List of published work in my bibliography 

  1. Manapurath R, Chowdhury R, Taneja S, Strand T, Bhandari N. Manapurath, Rukman et al. “Daily folic acid and/ or vitamin B12 supplementation between 6 to 30 months of age and cardiometabolic risk markers after 6 to 7 years, a follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.” The Journal of nutrition,2023
  2. Manapurath R, Gadapani B, Pereira-da-Silva L. Body Composition of Infants Born with Intrauterine Growth Restriction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2022;14(5):1085
  3. Manapurath R, Barsha Gadapani Pathak, …Ranadip Chowdhury Enteral Iron Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis Pediatrics.2022
  4. Manapurath R, Mohan Kumar, Barsha Gadapani Pathak, …Ravi Prakash Upadhyay Enteral low dose vitamin A Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis. Pediatrics.2022
  5. Manapurath R, Hadaye R, Gadapani B. Normal weight obesity: Role of apob and insulin sensitivity in predicting future cardiovascular risk. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2022;13(1):31-.
  6. Hadaye R, Manapurath R*, Gadapani B. Obesity prevalence and determinants among young adults, with special focus on normal-weight obesity; a cross-sectional study in Mumbai. Indian Journal of Community Medicine. 2020;45(3):358-62.
  7. Hadaye R, Kale V, Manapurath RM*. Strategic implications of changing rule of halves in hypertension: A cross-sectional observational study. Journal of family medicine and primary care. 2019;8(3):1049.
  8. Choudhary TS, Chowdhury R, Manapurath R, Taneja S, Bhandari N. In depth analysis of wasting and severe wasting among under five children of India, National survey-based study- funded by UNICEF, India. (Published as UNICEF report)
  9. Manapurath RM, Hadaye R, Varughese CS, Gadapani B. Burden of skin diseases: A camp-based cross-sectional study in a tribal area of Maharashtra. Turk J Dermatol 2022;16:12
  10. Hadaye RS, Manapurath RM*, Gadapani BP. Awareness and acceptance of H1N1 vaccination among physicians: Experience of 2017 vaccination campaign. Journal of education and health promotion. 2019;8.
  11. WHO Optimal feeding guidelines for preterm and low birth weight infants – Tentative release October 2022.
  12. Prevalence of wasting and its associated factors among children under five years of age in India: findings from the India Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (collaboration of UNICEF, Govt of India) – Indian J Public Health

1. Impact of an integrated health, nutrition and early child stimulation and responsive care intervention package delivered to preterm or term small for gestational age babies during infancy on growth and neurodevelopment, a community based Randomized Controlled Trial, funded by CISMAC Norway (Co-Investigator)

2. Effect of India-tailored Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation compared to IFA supplementation during pregnancy on Maternal Anemia & Birth Outcomes: A Multi-Centre Community based RCT (Site Co-Investigator)

3. WHO Guideline Development Evidence Synthesis Group - Childhood Pneumonia care