Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. RAMA KRISHNA A/L SUPRAMANIAN

  • Medical Lecturer

  • Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine
  •   ramakrishna@um.edu.my

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Rama is a Public Health Medicine Specialist and Occupational Health Physician with experience in the field of occupational health and occupational medicine. He has provided essential occupational health services to various job sectors while serving under the Department of Occupational Safety (DOSH) before pursuing postgraduate studies. He completed his training under the Faculty of Occupational Medicine - Royal College of Physicians Ireland (RCPI) and obtained the Licentiateship of Faculty of Occupational Medicine (LFOM) in 2015. Following that he completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) with distinction and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) at University of Malaya in 2019. His thesis was titled “Development and evaluation of a hearing conservation programme (HCP) among vector control workers”. After graduating, he returned to serve the Ministry of Health under the Selangor State Health Department and subsequently joined the Occupational and Environmental Health Sector in Putrajaya.

Currently he is medical lecturer and occupational health physician at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. His area of interest and expertise mainly includes risk assessment at workplaces, conducting medical surveillance and implementation of occupational disease prevention programs at workplace. He is also a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certified researcher with research interest in strategies to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) including hearing conservation programs.


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • SUPERVISOR, University Malaya, 10/11/2022 to present
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, University Malaya, 01/03/2022 to present
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • DrPH, PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • M.PH, PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • LFOM, MEDICINE, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, IRELAND
  • M.D, MEDICINE, UNIVERSITI GADJAH MADA, INDONESIA
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (SOEM) , Committee Member, 2021 to 2022 (National)
  • National Specialist Registry (NSR), Member, Since 2021 (National)
  • Malaysian Society of Occupational Health Doctors (MSOHD), Member, Since 2019 (National)
  • Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), Member, Since 2011 (National)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), hearing conservation program, workplace wellness programs
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching Activity
  • MQB7038 - CLINICAL OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7034 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7028 - HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • GQX0038 - INTRODUCTION TO TOBACCO CONTROL, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2022)
  • MQB7037 - MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE AND FITNESS FOR WORK, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7036 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • MWA8023 - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, Doctor of Philosophy, University Malaya (2021)
  • MQB7029 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH, Master, University Malaya (2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Scopus
    2020
    • Supramanian, R. K., Isahak, M., & Hairi, N. N. (2020). The effective strategies to prevent noise-induced hearing loss: A systematic review. ASM Science Journal, 13(Specialissue5), 112-126.
    Refereed Journals
    2022
    • Lodz, N. A., Lin, C. Z., Shakira, W., Hasani, R., Ahmad, N. A., Haryati, F., Rifin, H. M., Ganapathy, S. S., Liana, N., Majid, A., Adilah, N., Hafizuddin, M., Ramli, T., Zakiman, Z., Talib, S., & Cheng, L. S. (2022). Cluster of COVID-19 Cases in a Workplace : the First Cluster of a Workplace- related Outbreak in Malaysia , 2020. 15(1), 7 14.
    2020
    • Supramanian, R. K., Sivaratnam, L., Abd Rahim, A., Abidin, N. D. I. Z., Richai, O., Zakiman, Z., ... & Yusof, M. P. (2021). Descriptive epidemiology of the first wave of COVID-19 in Petaling District, Malaysia: Focus on asymptomatic transmission. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR, 12(2), 82.
    Non-Refereed Journals
    2022
    • Supramanian, R. K., Johani, F. H., Johari, N. N., & Ragunath, P. (2022). Prevalence Of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Risk Factors among Employees in the KOSPEN Plus Programme In Malaysia. Asia Pacific Environmental and Occupational Health Journal, 8(1), 1 8
    2021
    • Supramanian, R. K., Isahak, M., & Hairi, N. (2021). Hearing Conservation Program for Vector Control Workers : Short- Term Outcomes from a Randomized Cluster Controlled Trial. Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, 18(2), 13 26
    Book
    2022
    • R.K. Supramanian , Priya Ragunath (2022) Garis Panduan KOSPEN WOW. Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia.
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    RU Geran - UMCares
  • GENERATIONAL ENDGAME 2040: A UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL BASED ADVOCACY PROGRAM, Co-Researcher, 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023, Universiti Malaya (Government)
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) SCHOOL-BASED GAMIFICATION INTERVENTION AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023, Universiti Malaya (Government)
  • FIGHT FOOD WASTE: TESTING THE POTENTIAL OF SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTIONS, Co-Researcher, 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023, Universiti Malaya (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • , Ellappa Ghanthan a/l Rajendran, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • , guganesan a/l krishnanmoorthy, University of Malaya (PhD)
    COURSE ATTENDED
    (Course Title),(Venue),(Duration),(Level)
    External Course
  • SOEM CPD SERIES 2 - Onward Journey Post COVID-19 , Pullman Klcc, 18/12/2021 to 18/12/2021 (National)
  • Internal / External Course
  • SUSTAINABLE INTERACTIONS WITH MARINE ECOSYSTEM FOR HEALTH, WELL-BEING, FOOD AND LIVELIHOODS OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES: COPING TO LIVE WITH COVID-19 PANDEMIC-THE NEW NORM, , 07/02/2022 to 11/02/2022
  • ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Scientific Committee for 7TH ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC HEALTH 2022, 02/08/2022 to 04/08/2022, International, (Event Coordinator)
  • Committee Member World No Tobacco Day 2022 and Launch of Tobacco Control Policy, 31/05/2022 to 31/05/2022, University, (Event Coordinator)
  • Vice-chairman/ World No Tobacco Day 2022 and Launch of Tobacco Control Policy, 31/05/2022 to 31/05/2022, University, (Event Coordinator)
  • EMCEE Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (SOEM) CPD Series, 26/03/2022 to 26/03/2022, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Characteristics and perception evaluation of the soundscapes of public spaces on both sides of the elevated road, 16/03/2022 to 30/03/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • Development and Validation of Malaysian Noise & Chemicals Exposure Questionnaire Towards Hearing Among Hospital Workers., 14/01/2022 to 16/01/2022, National, (Reviewer)
  • A cluster randomized controlled trial on effectiveness of health education-based intervention to improve parental practice in preventing unintentional childhood injury amongst parents attending health clinics: A study protocol, 10/01/2022 to 13/01/2022, National, (Reviewer)
  • How Much Community Rating Systems Address Health: A Critical Review, 01/01/2022 to 09/01/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • SOEM CPD SERIES 2 "ONWARD JOURNEY POST COVID-19", 18/12/2021 to 18/12/2021, National, (Event Organiser)
  • A Nationwide Survey of Awareness and Knowledge on Bronchial Provocation Test (BPT) amongst Doctors in Malaysia, 06/12/2021 to 19/12/2021, National, (Reviewer)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Outstanding Staff Award Certificate, Kuala Pilah District Health Office, 2020 (GENERAL ACHIEVEMENTS)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    POSTER PRESENTER
  • FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HOSPITALISATION AMONG COVID-19 INFECTED HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN MINISTRY OF HEALTH MALAYSIA , 22nd National Institute of Health Conference , 21/09/2021 to 23/09/2021, National Institute of Health (NIH) (National)
  • PREVALENCE OF NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASE (NCD) RISK FACTORS AMONG EMPLOYEES IN THE KOSPEN PLUS PROGRAMME , 22nd National Institute of Health Conference , 21/09/2021 to 23/09/2021, National Institute of Health (NIH) (National)
  • The Effective Strategies to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: A systematic Review, 5th Regional Conference of Occupational Health, 13/09/2018 to 15/09/2018, Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (SOEM) (International)