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Dr. Kavumpurathu R. Thankappan

Dr. Thankappan is a Professor with the Dept. of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Central University Kerala and was a former Senior Grade Professor and the Head of the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST).

Dr. Thankappan currently teaches and researches in the area of chronic non-communicable diseases and their risk factors. His academic interests include the epidemiology of chronic non-communicable diseases and their risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.