Curriculum Vitae


  • Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine


Dr Karuthan Chinna is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. He has a Master Degree in Applied Statistics from the Michigan State University, USA and a PhD in Multivariate Quality Control from the Multimedia University, Malaysia. He has been teaching statistics for 32 years and is also very active in research and consulting. He has authored and co-authored many national and international peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented many papers at national and international conferences. He has published two books; one on Biostatics and the other one on SPSS. He has been a statistical consultant for several projects at the Ministry of Health and other institutions.

CV :


    Biostatistics, Multivariate Data Analysis, Research Methodology, Meta Analysis, Quality Control


    Universiti Multimedia Malaysia (Mmu)
    Michigan State University, Usa
  • BSC WITH EDUCATION, UM (1983), (Education)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)


Article in Journal
  1. Cassidy Devarajooh, Karuthan Chinna (2017) Depression, distress and self-efficacy: The impact on diabetes self-care practice. PLoS ONE 12(3). March 31, 2017
  2. Karthikayini Krishnasamy, Tang Li Yoong, Chong Mei Chan, Lau Peng Chong MS, Karuthan Chinna, (2017). Nutritional status in newly diagnosed patients with cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Volume 21 (1): E23-E29
  3. Lau S. M., Chua T. H., Sulaiman W. Y., Joanne S., Yvonne L. A. I., Sekaran S. D., Chinna K., Venugopalan B., Vythilingam I. (2017). A new paradigm for Aedes spp. surveillance using gravid ovipositing sticky trap and NS1 antigen test kit. Parasites and Vectors. 10(151), 1-9.
  4. M Asad, AWA Aziz, RPC Raman, HW Harun, TBT Ali, K Chinna, RD Vaithilingam (2017). Comparison of nonsurgical periodontal therapy with oral hygiene instruction alone for chronic periodontitis. Journal of Oral Science, 59(1): 111-120
  5. Mok SF, Karuthan C, Cheah YK, Ngeow WC, Rosnah Z, Yap SF, Ong HKA. (2017) The oral microbiome community variations associated with normal, potentially malignant disorders and malignant lesions of the oral cavity. Malays J Pathol. Apr; 39(1):1-15. PubMed PMID: 28413200.
  6. Zohaib Akram, Nor Adinar Baharuddin, Rathna Devi Vaithilingam, Zubaidah Abdur Rahim, Karuthan Chinna, Vignes Krishna, Roslan Sau, Syarida Safii .2016.Effect of Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment on Clinical Periodontal Parameters and Salivary Resistin Levels in Obese Asians. Journal of Oral Science July 2016
  7. Darishiani Paramasivam1, Sher Zaman Safi,Rajes Qvist, Imran Bin Zainal Abidin.Noran Naqiah Mohd Hairi, Karuthan Chinna. 2016.Role of PPARG (Pro12Ala) in Malaysian type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries
  8. Darshini P, Sher Zaman S, Rajes Q, Imran Zainal Abidin, Noran N Hairi, Karuthan Chinna. Role of PPARG (Pro12Ala) in Malaysian type 2 diabetes mellitus. (2016). International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. doi:10.1007/s13410-015-0462-5
  9. Gilcharan Singh Harvinder, Winnie Chee Siew Swee, Tilakavati Karupaiah, Sharmela Sahathevan, Karuthan Chinna, Ghazali Ahmad, Sunita Bavanandan, Bak Leong Goh. 2016. Dialysis Malnutrition and Malnutrition Inflammation Scores: screening tools for prediction of dialysis-related protein-energy wasting in Malaysia
  10. Lai, P. S. M., Mohd Mudri, S., Chinna, K. and Othman, S. (2016). The development and validation of the advance care planning questionnaire in Malaysia. BMC Medical Ethics 17(1): 61.
  11. Lee, W., Chinna, K., Bulgiba, A., Abdullah, K.L., Abidin, I., H fer, S., (2015). Test retest reliability of HeartQoL and its comparability to the MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life questionnaire. Quality of Life Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1097-1
  12. Liew, S.M., Khoo, E.M., Ho, B.K., Lee, Y.K., Omar, M., Ayadurai, V., et al. 2016. Dengue in Malaysia: Factors Associated with Dengue Mortality from a National Registry. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157631. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157631
  13. Narayanan, V., Veeramuthu, V., Ahmad-Annuar, A., Ramli, N., Waran, V., Chinna, K., ... & Ganesan, D. (2016). Missense mutation of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) alters neurocognitive performance in patients with mild traumatic brain injury: A longitudinal study. PloS one, 11(7), e0158838.
  14. Shahram Golbabapour, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Azriyanti Anuar Zaini, Anna Marie Nathan, Jessie Anne De Bruyne, Karuthan Chinna, Anura Michelle Manuel, Surendran Thavagnanam. Differential regulation of cytokine production is mediated by IL-17 in obese children with obstructive sleep apnoea. European Respiratory Journal 2016 48: PA887; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2016.PA887
  15. Su Im Ee, Siew Yim Loh, Karuthan Chinna & Mary J. Marret. Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Properties of the Malay Version of the Short Sensory Profile. 2016. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics 36 (2): 117-130 DOI:10.3109/01942638.2015.1040574
  16. Tilakavati Karupaiah , Khun-Aik Chuah, Karuthan Chinna, Ryosuke Matsuoka, Yasunobu Masuda, Kalyana Sundram, Michihiro Sugano. 2016. Comparing effects of soybean oil- and palm olein-based mayonnaise consumption on the plasma lipid and lipoprotein profiles in human subjects: a double-blind randomized controlled trial with cross-over design. Lipids in Health and Disease.15:131
  17. Ahmed, A., Wan-Yuen, C., Marret, M.J., Guat- Sim, C., Othman, S., Chinna, K. (2015) Child maltreatment experience among primary school children: A large scale survey in Selangor state, Malaysia. PLoS ONE, 10(3), 1-15 doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0119449
  18. Aishvarya Sinniah, Tian P. S. Oei, Karuthan Chinna , Shamsul A. Shah, T. Maniam, Ponnusamy Subramaniam. 2015. Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Positive and Negative Suicide Ideation (PANSI) Inventory in an Outpatient Clinical Population in Malaysia. Frontiers in Psychology 6: Article 1934
  19. Ashiru Hamza Mohammad, Nabilla Al Sadat, Loh Siew Yim Karuthan Chinna. 2015. Validity and Reliability of the Hausa Version of Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support Index. IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL. 17(2)
  20. Chia YC, Gray SYW,Ching SM, et al. Validation of the Framingham general cardiovascular risk score in a multiethnic Asian population:a retrospective cohort study.BMJ Open 2015;5:e007324. doi:10.1136/bmjopen- 2014- 007324
  21. Hong Jin Lima, Mohd Shahnaz Hasana, Karuthan Chinna. 2015. Faster onset time of supraclavicular brachial plexus block using local anesthetic diluted with dextrose. Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2015.
  22. Husna Ainuddin, Siew Yim Loh, Karunthan Chinna, Wah Yun Low, April Camilla 2014 (e publishing 2013) Psychometric properties of the self- report Malay version of the Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL ) 4.0 Generic Core Scales among multiethnic Malaysian adolescents (JCHC- 2012- 0080). Journal of Child Health Care
  24. Jeyanthini Sathasivam,Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman,Farizah Hairi,Chiu Wan Ng,Karuthan Chinna. 2015. Frail Elders in an Urban District Setting in Malaysia: Multidimensional Frailty and Its Correlates. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 27(8S): 52S-61S
  25. Lau Sai Ming, Indra Vythilingam, John Rajsree, Shamala Devi S, Wan Yusof Wan Sulaiman, Karuthan Chinna, Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim, Venugopalan B. Surveillance of adult Aedes mosquitoes in Selangor, Malaysia. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2015, 20, 1271 1280.
  26. Liew,S. M., Khoo, E. M., Ho, B. K., Lee, Y. K., Mimi, O., Fazlina, M. Y., Asmah, R., Lee, W. K., Harmy, M. Y., Chinna, K., Jiloris, F. D. 2015. Tuberculosis in Malaysia: predictors of treatment outcomes in a national registry. INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 19(7):764-771
  27. Maznah Dahlui, Nazar Azahar, Awang Bulgiba, Rafdzah Zaki3, Oche Mansur Oche4 , Felix Oluyemi Adekunjo, Karuthan Chinna. 2015. HIV/AIDS Related Stigma and Discrimination against PLWHA in Nigerian Population. PLOS ONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0143749
  28. Musaropah Sapihis, Siew Yim Loh, April Camilla Roslani, Karuthan Chinna. 2015.Participation restriction in cancer survivors: a cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of occupational gap questionnaire. Jurnal Teknologi 77(33): 49-57.
  29. Nagammai, T., M. Mohazmi, S. Liew, K. Chinna and P. Lai (2015). "Validation of the Malay version of the Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO-41) in Malaysia." Qual Life Res: 24(8): 2031-2037.
  30. Nur Suffia Sulaiman,Wan Yuen Choo,Abdul Rahim Mat Yassim,Darren Van Laar,Karuthan Chinna,Hazreen Abdul Maji.2015. Assessing Quality of Working Life Among Malaysian Workers. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 27(8S): 94S-100S
  32. Sarah Anne Robert, Abdul Ghani Rohana, Shamsul Azhar Shah, Karuthan Chinna, Wan Nazaimoon Wan Mohamud, Nor Azmi Kamaruddin. 2015. Improvement in binge eating in non-diabetic obese individuals after 3 months of treatment with liraglutide A pilot study Obesity Research & Clinical Practice 9(3)301-304
  33. Sasikala Thangavelu,Jasmy Yunus, Emmanuel Ifeachor, Karuthan Chinna. 2015. Responding to Clinical Alarms: a Challenge to Users in ICU/CCU. 6th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation
  34. See Hoe Ng, Bridget Kelly, Chee Hee Se, Sharmela Sahathevan, Karuthan Chinna, Mohd Noor Ismail, Tilakavati Karupaiah. 2015. Reading the mind of children in response to food advertising: a cross- sectional study of Malaysian schoolchildren attitudes towards food and beverages advertising on television. BMC Public Health. 15:1047
  35. Sharmela Sahathevan, Chee Hee Se, See Hoe Ng, Karuthan Chinna, Gilcharan Singh Harvinder, Winnie Siew Swee Chee, Bak Leong Goh, Halim A. Gafor, Sunita Bavanandan, Ghazali Ahmad, Tilakavati Karupaiah. 2015. Assessing protein energy wasting in a Malaysian haemodialysis population using self- reported appetite rating: a cross-sectional study BMC Nephrology.16:99
  36. Sher Zaman Safi, Kalaivani Batumalaie, Marzida Mansor, Karuthan Chinna, Syam Mohan, Hamed Karimian, Rajes Qvist, Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Garcie Ong Siok Yan. 2015. Glutamine treatment attenuates hyperglycemia- inducedmitochondrial stress and apoptosis in umbilical vein endothelial cells. Clinics 70(8): 569-576
  37. Sing-Sin Sam, Boon-Teong Teoh, Karuthan Chinna, Sazaly AbuBakar. 2015. High Producing Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Gene Alleles in Protection against Severe Manifestations of Dengue. International Journal of Medical Sciences 12(2): 177-186
  38. Tilakavati Karupaiah, Kimberly Wong, Karuthan Chinna,Kanimolli Arasu, Winnie Siew Swee Chee.2015. Metering Self-Reported Adherence to Clinical Outcomes in Malaysian Patients With Hypertension): Applying the Stages of Change Model to Healthful Behaviors in the CORFIS Study. Health Education & Behavior 42(3):339-351
  39. Veeramuthu, V., Narayanan, V., Kuo, T. L., Delano-Wood, L., Chinna, K., Bondi, M. W., ... & Ramli, N. (2015). Diffusion tensor imaging parameters in mild traumatic brain injury and its correlation with early neuropsychological impairment: a longitudinal study. Journal of neurotrauma, 32(19), 1497-1509.
  40. Ashiru Hamza Mohammad,Nabilla Al-Sadat,Loh Siew Yim, Karuthan Chinna. 2014.Reliability and Validity of the Nigerian (Hausa) Version ofthe Stroke Impact Scale (SIS) 3.0 Index. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014, Article ID 302097, 7 pages
  41. Bala Murali, Karuthan Chinna and Maznah Dahlui. 2014. Taking My Breath Away By Keeping Stress At Bay? An Employee Assistance Programme In The Automotive Assembly Plant". Iranian Journal of Public Health.
  42. Hazreen M, Su T, Jalaludin M, Dahlui M, Chinna K, Ismail M, Murray L, Cantwell M, Sadat N; MyHeART Study Group (2014) An exploratory study on risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases among adolescents in Malaysia: overview of the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team study (The MyHeART study). BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 24;14 Suppl 3:S6. doi: 10.1186
  43. Jayanath S, Lee WS, Chinna K & Boey CC. 2014. Depressive symptoms in children with chronic gastrointestinal disorders. Pediatr Int. doi:10.1111/ped.12335
  44. Li Ping Wong, Sazaly AbuBakar, Karuthan Chinna. 2014. Community Knowledge, Health Beliefs, Practices and Experiences Related to Dengue Fever and Its Association with IgG Seropositivity.PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(5):e2789
  45. Mazliza Ramly, Moy Foong Ming, Karuthan Chinna, Suhaili Suboh, Rokiah Pendek. 2014. Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Cardiometabolic Risks and Health-Related Quality of Life among Urban Premenopausal Women in a Tropical Country A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE 9(10)
  46. RA Ghani, S Shyam, F Arshad, NA Wahab, K Chinna, NS Safii, MYB Nisak, NA Kamaruddin. 2014. The influence of fasting insulin level in post-gestational diabetes mellitus women receiving low-glycaemic-index diets. Nutrition & Diabetes (2014) 4, e107
  47. Radha Maniam, Pathmawathi Subramanian, Surindar Kaur Surat Singh, Soo Kun Lim, Karuthan Chinna, Roshaslina Rosli. 2014.Preliminary study of an exercise programme for reducing fatigue and improving sleep among long-term haemodialysis patients. Singapore Medical Journal. 55(9): 476-482
  48. Rajini Sooryanarayana, Choo WY, Noran N Hairi, Karuthan Chinna, Awang Bulgiba.Insight into elder abuse among urban poor of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - a middle income developing country. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2015; 63 (1); 180 - 181
  49. Raman RPC, Taiyeb-Ali TB, Chan SP, Chinna K, Vaithilingam RD. Effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy verses oral hygiene instructions on Type 2 diabetes subjects with chronic periodontitis: a randomised clinical trial. BMC Oral Health 2014; 14:79.
  50. See H. Ng, Bridget Kelly, Chee H. Se, Karuthan Chinna, Mohd Jamil Sameeha, Shanhi Krishnasamy, Ismail MN and Tilakavati Karupaiah. Obesogenic television food advertising to children in Malaysia: sociocultural variations.Global Health Action 7:25 169
  51. Siew Yim Loh, Tanya Packer, Karunthan Chinna (2013). Effectiveness of A Patient Self- Management Program For Breast Cancer As A Chronic Illness: A non- randomised Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Research and Practice ISI IF 2.6
  52. Sinniah. Aishvarya, Thambu. Maniam, Chinna Karuthan, Hatta Sidia, Nik Ruzyane, Tian Po Sumantri Oei. 2014. Psychometric properties and validation of the Satisfaction With Life Scale in psychiatric and medical outpatients in Malaysia.Comprehensive Psychiatry 55 (2014) S101 S106
  53. Tan, P. J., Khoo, E. M., Chinna, K., Hill, K.D., Poi, P. J. H., Tan, M. P. (2014). An Individually-Tailored Multifactorial Intervention Program for Older Fallers in a Middle-Income Developing Country: the Malaysian Falls Assessment and Intervention Trial (MyFAIT). BMC Geriatrics, 14:78. DOI:10.1186/1471-2318-14-78
  54. Yogheswaran Gopalan, Ibrahim Lutfi Shuaib, Enrico Magosso,Mukhtar Alam Ansari, Mohd Rizal Abu Bakar, Jia Woei Wong,Nurzalina Abdul Karim Khan, Wei Chuen Liong, Kalyana Sundram; Bee Hong Ng, Chinna Karuthan, Kah Hay Yuen. 2014.Clinical Investigation of the Protective Effects of Palm Vitamin E Tocotrienols on Brain White Matter.Stroke 14(5): 1422-1428
  55. 3.Kaur, G., Tee, G.H., Ariaratnam, S., Krishnapillai, A.S., Chinna, K., 2013. Depression, anxiety and stress symptoms among diabetics in Malaysia: a cross sectional study in an urban primary care setting. BMC Family Practice 14, 69.
  56. 3.Shyam, S., Arshad, F., Abdul Ghani, R., Wahab, N.A., Safii, N.S., Nisak, M.Y., Chinna, K., Kamaruddin, N.A., 2013. Low glycaemic index diets improve glucose tolerance and body weight in women with previous history of gestational diabetes: a six months randomized trial. Nutrition journal 12, 68.
  57. Chinna,k.,Karupaih, T., 2013. Assessment of monosodium glutamate (MSG) intake in a rural Thai community: questioning the methodological approach
  58. Choo, W.Y., Walsh, K., Chinna, K., Tey, N.P., 2013. Teacher Reporting Attitudes Scale (TRAS): confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses with a Malaysian sample. Journal of interpersonal violence 28, 231-253.
  59. Gomez, E.L, Gun, S,C., Somanath, S.D., Chinna, K., Radhakrishnan, A. 2013. Ethnic differences in the prognostic utility of rheumatoid factor isotypes and anticyclic citrullinated peptides in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a cross-sectional study. Modern Rheumatology 23:716 721
  60. Hazreen, Majid, Karuthan Chinna. Definitions, attitudes and management practices in relation to diarrhea during enteral nutrition: a survey of patients, nurses and dietitians. Preventive Medicine
  61. Jeganathan PD, Hairi NN, Sadat NA, Chinna, K. 2013. Smoking Stage Relations to Peer, School and Parental Factors among Secondary School Students in Kinta, Perak
  62. Majid HA, Sidek MA, Chinna K (2013) Psychometric properties of DAPonDEN: Definitions, attitudes and practices in relation to diarrhea during enteral nutrition questionnaire.Prev Med. 2013;57 Suppl:S64-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.12.021
  63. Maniam, T., Chinna, K., Lim, C.H., Kadir, A.B., Nurashikin, I., Salina, A.A., Mariapun, J., 2013. Suicide prevention program for at-risk groups: Pointers from an epidemiological study. Preventive medicine.
  64. Masilamani R, Bulgiba A, Chinna K, Darus A, Isahak M, Kandiben S, Koh D. Prevalence and associated factors of stress in the Malaysian Police Force. Prev Med. 57 (2013); S57-S59.
  65. Premila Devi Jeganathan, Noran N Hairi, Nabilla Al Sadat, Karuthan Chinna. 2013. Incidence of Adverse Transition in Smoking Stages among Adolescents of Kinta, Perak. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 14 (11), 6769-6773
  66. Shyam, S., Fatimah, A., Rohana A.G., Norasyikin, A.W., Chinna, K., Nik, S.S., Yusof, BN, Nor Azmi, K. Lowering Dietary Glycaemic Index through Nutrition Education among Malaysian Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition. 9(1). 9-23
  67. Tilakavati Karupaiah, Winnie Chee Siew Swee,Siew Ying Liew, Boon Koon Ng, Karuthan Chinna. 2012. Dietary Health Behaviors of Women Living in High Rise Dwellings: A Case Study of an Urban Community in Malaysia. Journal of Community Health
  68. Wan Yuen Choo, Karuthan Chinna,Kerryann Walsh, Mary Joseph Marret, Nai Peng Tey. 2013. Are Malaysian teachers ready to assume the duties of reporting child abuse and neglect? Child Abuse Review.22 (2): 93-107. DOI: 10.1002/car.2241
  69. Wong, Y.L., Chinna, K., Mariapun, J., Wong, L.P., Khoo, E.M., Low, W.Y. & Shuib, R. (2013). Correlates between risk perceptions of cervial cancer and screening practice. Preventive Medicine 57: S24-S26. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.01.004
  70. Yut-Lin Wong, Karuthan Chinna, Jeevitha Mariapun. Correlates between risk perceptions of cervical cancer and screening practice. Preventive Medicine
  72. Chinna, K., Qvist, R., Ismail.I. 2012. Glucose uptake and serine phosphorylation in differentiated adipocytes co- cultured with macrophages. Biomedical Research-India. 23(4): 475-482
  73. Choo W.Y., Walsh K., Chinna K., Tey N.P. Teacher Reporting Attitudes Scale (TRAS): Confirmatory and Exploratory Factor Analyses with a Malaysian sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2013 Jan;28(2):231-53. doi: 10.1177/0886260512454720 (published online Aug 16, 2012)
  74. Edmund Luke Gomez, Suk Chyn Gun,Sushela Devi Somanath, Karuthan Chinna, Ammu K. Radhakrishnan. 2012. Ethnic differences in the prognostic utility of rheumatoid factor isotypes and anticyclic citrullinated peptides in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a cross-sectional study
  75. H.K.A. Ong, K. Chinna, S.K. Khoo, W.L. Ng, B.Y. Wong, K.L. Chow,L.K. Chong, K. Pillai, and S. Vellayan. 2012. Morphometric Sex Determination of Milky and Painted Storks in Captivity. Zoo Biology 31: 219-228
  76. Mahenderan Appukutty, Ammu Kutty Radhakrishnan, Kalavathy Ramasamy, Rajesh Ramasamy, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Mohd Noor Ismail, Nik Shanita Safii, Koon Bee Poh, Karuthan Chinna, Nagaraja Haleagrahara. 2012. Colostrum supplementation protects against exercise - induced oxidative stress in the skeletal muscle in mice. BMC Research Notes
  77. R Paramesarvathy, NM Amal, K Gurpreet, GH Tee and C Karuthan (2012). PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF RECENT ILLNESSAND INJURY AMONG THE MALAYSIAN POPULATION. SEA J Troc Med Public Health 2012:43(3)773-784
  78. Edmund Luke Gomez, Suk Chyn Gubn, Sushela Devi Somnath, Beryl D'Souza, Ai Lee Lim, Karuthan Chinna, Ammu K Radhakrishnan. 2011. The prevalence of rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclix ciyrullinated peptides in Malaysia rheumatoid arthritis patients.International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 14: 12 17
  79. H.K.A. Ong, K. Chinna, S.K.Khoo, W.L. Ng, B.Y. Wong, K.L.Chow, L.K.Chong, K. Pillai, S. Vellayan. 2011. Morphometric sex determination of Milky and pinted storks in aptivity. Zoo Biology
  80. K. Gurpreet, G.H. Tee, N.M. Amal, R. Paramesarvathy, and C. Karuthan. 2011.Incidence and Determinants of Acute Diarrhoea in Malaysia: A Population-based Study
  81. Mahenderan Appukutty, Ammu Kutty Radhakrishnan, Kalavathy Ramasamy, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Mohd Ismail Noor, Nik Shanita Safii, Karuthan Chinna, Poh Bee Koon. 2011. Modulation of interferon gamma response through orally administered bovine colostrum in active adolescent boys.Biomedical Research 22(1):18-22
  82. N M Amal, R Paramesarvathy, G H Tee, K Gurpreet, C Karuthan. 2011.Prevalence of Chronic Illness and Health Seeking Behaviourin Malaysian Population: Results from the Third National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS III) 2006.Med J Malaysia Vol 66 (1):36-41
  83. Norfadzhilah, Jayalakshmi P,Retneswari M,Chinna K, Noor L.2011.p53 expression in invasive pancreatic adenocarcinoma and precursor lesions.Malaysian J Pathol.33(2): pg89-94
  84. Tee GH, Kaur G, Ramanathan P, Amal NM, Chinna K.2011. Health seeking behavior among Malaysians with acute diarrheal disease. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 42(2):424-435
  85. Thilakavathi Karuppiah, Choon H Tan, Karuthan Chinna, Kalyana Sundram (2011). The chain length of dietry saturated fatty acids affects human postprandial lipemia. Journal of the American College of Nutrition
  1. Chinna, K., Choo, W.Y. ( 2016). Statistical Analysis Using SPSS. 3rd Edition. Singapore: Pearson
  2. Chinna, K, Choo, W.Y. (2015). Statistical Analysis Using SPSS, 2nd Edition, Kuala Lumpur: Pearson Malaysia
  3. Chinna,K. & Choo,WY. 2012. Statistical analysis using SPSS. Kuala Lumpur: Pearson.
Article in Proceeding
  1. Muhamad Hasani M. H, Hoe Victor C W, Chinna K, Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric assessment of the World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire among Malay speaking office workers, Med J Malaysia, September 2015; Vol 70; Supp. 1:28
  2. Khoo, E.M., Valarmathi, M., Sajaratulnisah, O., Low, W.Y., Ng, C.J., Chinna, K. & Philp, I. 2013. Cross cultural adaptation and evaluation of reliability and validity of Easy-Care instrument in Malaysia. Journal of Nurtrition, Health & Aging, 17, Supple 1: S75
Other Publications
  1. Nur Farhana, M.Z., Liew, S.M., Chinna, K. & Khoo, E.M. 2015. Have Hypertensive Patients Been Prescribed Statins According to Their Cardiovascular Risk? Malaysian Society of Hypertension 2015 12th Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Book: 44 - Extended Abstract
  2. Khoo, E.M., Valarmathi, M., Sajaratulnisah, O., Low, W.Y., Ng, C.J., Chinna, K., & Philip, I. 2013. Cross cultural adaptation and evaluation of reliability and validity of EASY-CARE instruments in Malaysia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging 17(1):S75 - Extended Abstract
  3. Chinna, K., Khoo, E.M., Valarmathi, M., Low, W.Y., Ng, C.J., Sajaratulnisah, O., & Philp, I. 2012. Psychometric properties of the EASY-CARE standard 2010 questionnaire in assessing elderly patient attending primary care clinic. Asia Pacific Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence Based Medicine. pg 63 - Extended Abstract
  4. Valarmathi, M., Khoo, E.M., Chinna, K., Sajaratulnisah, O., Low, W.Y., Ng, C.J. & Philp, I. 2012. Validity and Reliability of the Easycare Standard 2010 Questionnaire in Assessing Elderly People Attending a Primary Care Clinic. 1st Asia Pacific Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence Based Medicine Conference - Extended Abstract
  5. Valarmathi, M., Khoo, E.M., Sajaratulnisah, O., Low, W.Y., Ng, C.J. & Chinna, K. 2012. Validity and Reliability of the Easy-Care Standard 2010 questionnaire among elderly people in a Malaysian community health clinic. EASY-Care International Istanbul 2012 Research and Publication Meeting. - Extended Abstract


  1. 2012 - 2015, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  2. 2013 - 2014, University Malaya
    Asia-Africa Development University Network (AADUN) Public Health ( Coordinator)
  3. 2011 - 2013, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Validation of the EASY-CARE Standard 2010 among Malaysian Elderly Population ( Consultant)
  4. 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Risk factor for Chronic Non- Communicable Diseases Adolescents- Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Study (MyHEARTS) ( Technical Advisor)
  5. 2011 - 2012, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
    Risk factor for Chronic Non- Communicable Diseases Adolescents- Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Study (MyHEARTS) ( Consultant)


  • Asia-Africa Development University Network (Aadun), Asia-Africa Development University Network (AADUN)
    01 Jan 2013 - 01 Jan 2013 (International)
  • Meta Analysis of Controlled Trials On The Effects of Dietary Fatty Acids and Carbohydrates On The Ratio of Serum Total to Hdl Cholesterol and On Serum Lipids and Apolipoproteins, MPOC
    01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2013 (National)
  • Neuro Science Symposium, Brain Research Institute Monash Sunway University
    01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2012 (International)
  • Research Methods and Statistical Analysis, Institute of Health systems Research
    01 Jan 2012 - 01 Jan 2012 (National)


  1. Missing data Analysis, AASUG 189th Conference, SPSS User's group (National) (02 Dec 2015 - 02 Dec 2015)
  2. The use of Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistical Analysis in Solving Clinical Research Problems, 25th National Scientific Conference, Mlaysian Iinstitute of Laboratories Sciences (National) (25 Sep 2014 - 25 Sep 2014)
  3. Statistical Analysis Using SPSS, CRC Klang Hospital workshop series, CRC Klang Hospital (Others) (27 Jun 2013 - 28 Jun 2013)
  4. Time series analysis and nueral network, Facilitator, CRC KL (Others) (19 Sep 2011 - 21 Sep 2011)
  5. Biostatistics, International Brain Research Organization., Brain Research Institute MONASH Sunway (International) (09 Dec 2001)
  1. TRANSOVARIAL TRANSMISSION OF DENGUE VIRUS : A LABORATORY STUDY, 5th International conference on HealthGIS 2013, Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok (International) (21 Aug 2013 - 23 Aug 2013)
  2. Using Google Dengue Data to Track Dengue Outbreaks, Epiwork International Workshop on "Digital Epidemiology", Institute for Scientific Exchange(ISI), Turin, Italy  (International) (30 May 2013 - 31 May 2013)
  3. Analysing data on performance of Houseman and their competency, Evaluation of Houseman competency, Institut pengurusan kesihatan (Others) (19 Oct 2011 - 20 Oct 2011)


  1. (2016) On the Construction of Some Designs using GALOIS Field Theory, (External Examiner)
  2. (2015) An Analysis on Risk Modeling on the Mortgage Loan Default in Sri Lanka, (External Examiner)
  3. (2013) Malaysian Science and Technology Congress (MSTC) 2012, (Reviewer)
  4. (2012) external examiner for masters in medical statistics at universiti sains malaysia, (External Examiner)
  7. (2012) Reviewed 5 articles for Preventive Medicine journal, (Reviewer)
  8. (2011) Masters thesis Open University of Malaysia , (External Examiner)
  9. (2011) Phd Thesis Open University of Malaysia , (External Examiner)
  10. (2011) External examiner for masters in medical statistics course univeristy science malaysia , (External Examiner)
  11. (2011) Reviewver for Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health , (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2013) Statistical Services and Training, Institute of Research management and Monitoring, University


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2015) Socioeconomics Inequalities In Prevalence Of Cardiovascular Risk Factor Among Adolescents., Nithiah A/p Thangiah
  2. (2013) Impact Of Exercise Program On Quality Of Life Among Hemodialysis Patients., RADHA A/P MANIAM
  3. (2013) Factors associated with uptake of CVD screening, CHEONG AI THENG
  4. (2013) Evaluation Of Non Verbal Pain Scale As Effective Pain Tool In Pain Assessment Among Critically Ill Patients, NOR ZEHAN BT AHMAD
  5. (2013) Cross Cultural Adaptation And Psychometric Properties Of The Malay Version Of The Index Of Dental Anxiety And Fear (idaf-4c+), AZLIZA ZABHA
  6. (2012) Disordered Eating Among Urban And Rural Secondary School Children In Selangor, KAREN SHARMINI A/P SANDANASAMY
  7. (2012) Dengue Modelling and survellance, NUR SABRINA BINTI CHE SOH
  8. (2011) Sosial stigma and quality of life among people living with HIV, KHAIRIAH BINTI IBRAHIM
  9. (2011) Knowledge attitude and practice on TB among nurses in Libya, MUFTAH ABDUSALAM ELBAHLOUL
  10. (2011) Cross cultural adaptation of HeartQoL questionnaire, LEE WAN LING
  11. (2010) Quality Of Life, Psychological Aspects And Hormonal Status In Obese Patients Following Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery, KAVITHA SUBRAMANIAM
  12. (2009) Adverse Transition Of Smoking Stages Among Lower Secondary School Students Of Kinta, Perak: A Prospective Cohort Study., Premila Devi A/p Jeganathan 
  13. (2008) Potential Coping Strategy For Local Commercial Bank Workers To Create Work-family Balance, GOURI A/P APPASAMY
  1. (2014) Validation Of The Sdm-q-9 In Breast Cancer Patients Making Treatment Decision In University Malaya Medical Center (ummc), BAIRAVE A/P SAMBAGAM @ SHUNNMUGAM
  2. (2014) Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Of Ppar , Enpp1 And Capn 10 Genes In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients With And Without Coronary Artery Disease In Malaysian Population., DARISHIANI PARAMASIVAM
  3. (2014) Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Of Patients With Hypertension In A Primary Care Setting, NUR FARHANA MOHD ZAIDI
  4. (2013) The Relationship Between Engagement In Meaningful Activities And Quality Of Life Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors, MUSAROPAH BINTI SAPIHIS
  5. (2013) Decision Making On Patients In Critical Care Unit, KUAH LEE PENG
  6. (2012) Sensory Processing And Participation In Childhood Occupation Among Malaysian Children With And Without Autism, EE SU IM
  7. (2011) Transovarial Transmission Of Dengue Virus: A Laboratory Study, JONATHAN INBARAJ DOSS
  8. (2011) Age Determination Based On Teeth Formation, NUR RAFIATUL RIZWANNI AHMAD NIZAR


  1. (2016) MOHX7322 - Analysis of Rates and Proportions
  2. (2015) MOHX7101 - Research Protocol Development
  3. (2015) MXGZ6101 - Research Methodology for Research Mode Programmes
  4. (2014) MOHX7322 - Analysis of Rates and Proportions
  5. (2014) MXGZ6101 - Research Methodology for Research Mode Programmes
  6. (2013) MOGB6303 - Producing Better Evidence
  7. (2013) MOHX7322 - Analysis of Rates and Proportions
  8. (2012) MOGB6109 - Principles of Biostatistics
  9. (2011) MOGB6109 - Principles of Biostatistics
  10. (2011) MOHX7322 - Analysis of Rates and Proportions


  • Motivation Speaker At Divine Life Society of Malaysia National Camp, (28 Jul 2015 - 30 Jul 2015)
  • Motivation Speaker At Divine Life Society of Malaysia National Camp, (02 Dec 2012 - 02 Dec 2012)
  • Motivation Speaker At Divine Life Society of Malaysia National Camp, (02 Dec 2011)