Dr. Sujit Kumar Behera

Dr. Sujit Kumar Behera

Name: Dr. Sujit Kumar Behera
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone: 04366-277230
Email: sujitkumar@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. Sujit Kumar Behera is an Assistant Professor in the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Central University of Tamil Nadu. Sujit did his M.V.Sc and Ph.D from Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), an institute of national importance. Dr Behera was the recipient of Merit Scholarship of IVRI, KVAFSU. He has published more than 15 research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals. Dr. Behera is a qualified veterinary public health specialist, and his research interests are in zoonotic diseases and development of novel diagnostics for diseases of public health importance more specifically leptospirosis and rickettsia disease. One of the major focus of his lab is on developing markers for rapid detection of infectious organisms affecting animal and human health

Research Highlights :

My research focuses on applied biomedical research with lab to land (bed side) approach. I am also interested in conducting research on monitoring and surveillance of the diseases with One Health approach. I also strive for evidence based research work collaborating with  Medical professional, Health care, Community and  Extension workers

Recent Publications :

1 Sabarinath T, Behera SK, Deneke Y, Ali SA, Kaur G, Kumar A, Kumar GR, Kumar KS, Sinha DK, Verma MR, Srivastava SK. Serological evidence of anti-Leptospira antibodies in goats in various agro climatic zones of India. Small Ruminant Research. 2018 Dec 1; 169:74-80.

2 Sabarinath T, Behera SK, Chopra S, Deneke Y, Sharma V, Ali SA, Chaudhuri P, Kumar A. Prospective evaluation of the diagnostic potential of LipL32 based latex agglutination test for Bovine leptospirosis. Tropical Biomedicine. 2019 Jun 1; 36(2):367-72.

3. Karuppusamy B, Paulson W, Chellappan S, Behera SK, Nina PB. District-level epidemiology, hot spots and sociodemographic determinants of tobacco use in Indian men and women: analysis of national family health survey-4 (2015–16). Public Health. 2021 May 1; 194:127-34.

4. Mohan I, Kodali NK, Chellappan S, Karuppusamy B, Behera SK, Natarajan G, Balabaskaran Nina P. Socio-economic and household determinants of malaria in adults aged 45 and above: analysis of longitudinal ageing survey in India, 2017–2018. Malaria journal. 2021 Dec; 20:1-9.

5.Behera SK, Sabarinath T, Mishra PKK, Deneke Y, Kumar A, ChandraSekar S, Senthilkumar K, Verma M, Ganesh B, Gurav A, Hota A. Immunoinformatic  Study of Recombinant LigA/BCon1-5 Antigen and Evaluation of Its Diagnostic Potential in Primary and Secondary Binding Tests for Serodiagnosis of Porcine Leptospirosis. Pathogens. 2021; 10(9):1082. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10091082

6. Behera SK, Sabarinath TC, Deneke Y, Bansal SK, Mahendran K, Kumar A, Senthil K, Verma MR, ChandraSekar S, Atif Ali S. Evaluation of the diagnostic potential and DIVA capability of recombinant LigBCon1-5 protein of Leptospira interrogans serovar Pomona in canine leptospirosis. Iran J Vet Res. 2021 Spring; 22(2):120-128. doi10.22099/ijvr.2021.38698.5633. PMID: 34306109; PMCID: PMC8294815.

6. Balasubramani K, Paulson W, Chellappan S, Ramachandran R, Behera SK, Balabaskaran Nina P. epidemiology, hot spots, and sociodemographic risk factors of alcohol consumption in Indian men and women: analysis of National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), a Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Public Health. 2021 Aug 27;9:617311.

7. Balasubramani K, Prasad KA, Kodali NK, Abdul Rasheed NK, Chellappan S, Sarma DK, Kumar M, Dixit R, James MM, Behera SK, Shekhar S. Spatial epidemiology of acute respiratory infections in children under 5 years and associated risk factors in India: District-level analysis of health, household, and environmental datasets. Frontiers in Public Health. 2022 Dec 13;10:906248.

8.         Behera SK, Sabarinath T, Ganesh B, Mishra PK, Niloofa R, Senthilkumar K, Verma MR, Hota A, Chandrasekar S, Deneke Y, Kumar A. Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis: Comparison of Microscopic Agglutination Test with Recombinant LigA/B Antigen-Based In-House IgM Dot ELISA Dipstick Test and Latex Agglutination Test Using Bayesian Latent Class Model and MAT as Gold Standard. Diagnostics. 2022 Jun 13; 12(6):1455.

9.Behera SK, Sabarinath T, Kumar A, Das SC, Palai TK, Patra D, Chaudhuri P. Seroprevalence of leptospirosis among suspected cattle in eastern part of India: a comparative study between rLipL32ELISA and MAT. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research. 2014 Sep 1;15(3):285-9.

10.  Dixit R, Gopalan, N, Behera SK.  Isothermal amplification technology (IAT) for rapid diagnosis of Rickettsioses: Scope, overview, existing evidence and the way forward, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease,2023,116046,ISSN0732-8893, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2023.116046.

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