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Name Dr. Dipika Sur
Educational Qualification MBBS, DMCW, DPH, M.D.(PSM), MNAMS, FIPHA, FNASc
Date of birth 24th May 1954
Designation Scientist F
Division Epidemiology
  E-mail   dipikasur@hotmail.com
dipikasur@rediffmail.com
     
  Specialization   Clinical Epidemiologist
     
  Date of joining ICMR   1st April 1997
     

 

Professional Experience

She is an MD by profession. After graduating from Calcutta Medical College, she joined Calcutta Municipal Corporation as Medical Officer, the job responsibility was mainly community based treatment including carrying out routine immunization programs and other preventive community oriented treatment plans for 10 years. Later she shifted to All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, a premier teaching institute in Kolkata for pursuing higher studies in the field of public health and epidemiology. She completed her post graduate diploma in public health and maternal and child health and masters in community medicine and joined ICMR in 1997. She joined ICMR as Senior Research Officer, carried out her research in the field of diarrhoeal diseases. She became Deputy Director in 2003. She played a key role in different international collaborative projects, heading different clinical as well as community based interventional vaccine trials.

Research Interests

Her present research interests include projects on epidemiology of diarrhoea - observational, intervention and operational research projects like micronutrient supplementation and albendazole administration to children and its impact on growth and diarrhoeal incidence. Presently she is working in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute, WHO, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Yakult Probiotics, Japan on Phase III community based typhoid, cholera, measles vaccine trials as also probiotic intervention study. She is also collaborating with University of Maryland for a multi centric study on diarrhoeal disease burden case control study.

Projects

i) Intramural:

  • Impact of Zinc supplementation on incidence of diarrhoea and growth pattern among Low Birth Weight infants of an urban slum – Principal investigator
  • A study of impact of Albendazole on nutritional status and diarrhoeal incidence among 2-5 years children of an urban slum of Kolkata– Principal investigator
  • An education intervention to reduce diarrhoeal diseases in a rural community in West Bengal: A pilot study
  • An operational research on feasibility of Vitamin A prophylaxis to young rural children through village level health workers and its impact on diarrhea
  • Impact of lactation counseling on exclusive breast feeding among rural mothers: An operational research
  • Impact of zinc supplementation in reducing diarrhoeal morbidity amongst under five children : a community based intervention study
  • A rural community based longitudinal study on diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli amongst children below 5 years
  • Gender bias in health care practice with special reference to childhood diarrhoea, ARI and malnutrition’. A UNICEF collaborative project

ii) Extramural:

  • Disease surveillance for typhoid fever and cholera in Kolkata, in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute
  • Existing data collection for typhoid fever, cholera and shigella in India in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute
  • Clinical trial of vaccines against cholera and typhoid fever in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute
  • Socio-behavioral economic studies on cholera and typhoid fever in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute
  • Safety of an aerosol attenuated Measles Vaccine in healthy subjects in collaboration with WHO
  •  Vaccine probe study to estimate the burden of Hib Meningitis and Pneumonia preventable by vaccination in India in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Rotavirus vaccine Phase II trial in collaboration with GSK, Belgium
  • Immune response following 1 vs 2 doses of killed oral cholera vaccine trial in Eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute
  • Randomised controlled trial on role of probiotics in prevention of diarrhoea in children in Kolkata in collaboration with Yakult, Japan
  • A randomized controlled trial of recombinant live oral cholera vaccine VA 1.4 in eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India in collaboration with Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

 Awards / Honours

  • Awarded PC Sen Memorial Best Paper on Rural Health at All India Conference of IPHA at Chennai, 1998 for presentation on ‘Study of HIV infection in Thalassemia patients of rural West Bengal’
  • Awarded Fellowship of Indian Public Health Association
  • Orfilla Silver Medal Award for highest marks in FSM in Medical College Calcutta under Calcutta University
  • Fellowship of Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme at University of California, Los Angeles, USA, from April-June 2003
  • Invited to exchange scientist programme of JICA at Okayama University, Japan on ‘Molecular Epidemiology of Diarrhoeal Diseases.’ Between 17th November – 21st December 2003
  • Received Sir Sriram Memorial Award for best published paper in Community Medicine from National Academy of Medical Sciences, in December 2005

    Title of paper The burden of cholera in the slums of Kolkata, India: Data from a prospective, community-based study.
  • Selected as member to WHO's Advisory Committee on Diarrhoeal and Enteric Vaccines (DEVAC) 2009.
  • Received Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) 2009.
  • Received Fellowship of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) 2009.
  • Professor S C Seal Memorial Oration - Indian Public Health Association 2009.
  • N C Sen Memorial Oration- Calcutta Medical College 2011.
  • Elected Secretary General of All India body of Indian Public Health Association 2013-2016
     

Memberships / Fellowships

  1. IPHA (Indian Public Health Association)

    * Life Member
    * Member of the Central Council
    * Treasurer of All India Body
    * Hony. Secretary of West Bengal State Branch
    * Member of the Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Public Health

  2. 2. IMA (Indian Medical Association)

    * Joint Secretary of Bengal State Faculty of IMA College of GP
    * Member Organising Committee of 1st All India Service Doctors Convention

  3. 3. IAPSM (Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine)

    * Life Member
    * Joint Secretary West Bengal Branch

  4. 4. IAP (Indian Academy of Paediatrics)

    * Life Member

Outbreak investigations

  1. Investigation of an outbreak of acute diarrhoeal diseases (cholera) in Hyderabad city, Andhra Pradesh 9th -12th May, 2009.
     
  2. Investigation of an outbreak of acute diarrhoeal diseases (cholera) in Allepey, Kerala – 4th -7th June, 2009.
     
  3. Investigation of an outbreak of acute diarrhoeal diseases (cholera) in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal following floods due to cyclone AILA- 12th -13th June, 2009.
     
  4. Investigation of an outbreak of acute diarrhoeal diseases (cholera) in Gujarat following acute shortage of drinking water – 31st May – 2nd June, 2010.

New projects

  1. Diarrheal Disease in Infants and Young Children in Developing Countries in collaboration with University of Maryland.
     
  2. Surveillance of Dengue Fever in Eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India in collaboration with Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative.
     
  3. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the immunogenicity of two doses of the modified killed whole cell oral cholera vaccine (WC-OCV) under two alternative vaccination schedules – in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute.
     
  4. Safety and immunogenicity of a killed oral cholera vaccine among infants aged 10 weeks to 6 months when given concomitantly with EPI vaccines- in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute.
     
  5. A cluster randomized, placebo-controlled trial to measure the protection conferred by a single dose of the modified killed whole cell oral cholera vaccine in Kolkata, India in collaboration with International Vaccine Institute.
     
  6. Exploration of the Biologic Basis for underperformance of Oral Polio and Rotavirus Vaccine in India in collaboration with University of Virginia.
     
  7. Health care utilization and attitude survey regarding diarrhoea in children under 5 years: A cross sectional community based study in Kolkata – intramural project.

 
 
PUBLICATION OF DR. DIPIKA SUR Profile
 
[2013]
1. Mullick S, Mukherjee A, Ghosh S, Pazhani GP, Sur D, Manna B, Nataro JP, Levine MM, Ramamurthy T, Chawla-Sarkar M. 2013 Genomic analysis of human rotavirus strains G6P[14] and G11P[25] isolated from Kolkata in 2009 reveals interspecies transmission and complex reassortment events. Infect Genet Evol. 14:15-21
     
2. Ali M, Sur D, You YA, Kanungo S, Sah B, Manna B, Puri M, Wierzba TF, Donner A, Nair GB, Bhattacharya SK, Dhingra MS, Deen JL, Lopez AL, Clemens J. 2013 Herd protection by a bivalent-killed-whole-cell oral cholera vaccine in the slums of Kolkata, India. Clin Infect Dis. 56(8):1123-31
     
3. You YA, Ali M, Kanungo S, Sah B, Manna B, Puri M, Nair GB, Bhattacharya SK, Convertino M, Deen JL, Lopez AL, Wierzba TF, Clemens J, Sur D. 2013 Risk map of cholera infection for vaccine deployment: the Eastern Kolkata case. PLoS One. 2;8 (8)
     
4. Bhattacharya SK, Sur D, Dutta S, Kanungo S, Ochiai RL, Kim DR, Anstey NM, von Seidlein L, Deen J. 2013 Vivax malaria and bacteraemia: a prospective study in Kolkata, India. Malar J. 31;12:176.
     
5. Kotloff KL, Nataro JP, Blackwelder WC, Nasrin D, Farag TH, Panchalingam S, Wu Y, Sow SO, Sur D, Breiman RF, Faruque AS, Zaidi AK, Saha D, Alonso PL, Tamboura B, Sanogo D, Onwuchekwa U, Manna B, Ramamurthy T, Kanungo S, Ochieng JB, Omore R, Oundo JO, Hossain A, Das SK, Ahmed S, Qureshi S, Quadri F, Adegbola RA, Antonio M, Hossain MJ, Akinsola A, Mandomando I, Nhampossa T, Acácio S, Biswas K, O'Reilly CE, Mintz ED, Berkeley LY, Muhsen K, Sommerfelt H, Robins-Browne RM, Levine MM. 2013 Burden and aetiology of diarrhoeal disease in infants and young children in developing countries (the Global Enteric Multicenter Study, GEMS): a prospective, case-control study. Lancet. 20; 382 (9888):209-22.
     
6. Kanungo S, Mahapatra T, Bhaduri B, Mahapatra S, Chakraborty ND, Manna B, Sur D. 2013 Diarrhoea-related knowledge and practice of physicians in urban slums of Kolkata, India. Epidemiol Infect. 10:1-13.
     
7. Batabyal P, Mookerjee S, Sur D, Palit A. 2013 Diarrheogenic Escherechia coli in potable water sources of West Bengal, India. Acta Trop. 127(3):153-7.
     
8. Manna B, Nasrin D, Kanungo S, Roy S, Ramamurthy T, Kotloff KL, Levine MM, Sur D. 2013 Determinants of health care seeking for diarrheal illness in young children in urban slums of Kolkata, India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 89(1 Suppl):56-61
     
9. Ramamurthy D, Pazhani GP, Sarkar A, Nandy RK, Rajendran K, Sur D, Manna B, Ramamurthy T. 2013 Case-control study on the role of enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis as a cause of diarrhea among children in Kolkata, India. PLoS One. 8(4):e60622.
     
  [2012]  
1. Sabui S, Dutta S, Debnath A, Ghosh A, Hamabata T, Rajendran K, Ramamurthy T, Nataro JP, Sur D, Levine MM, Chatterjee NS. 2012 Real Time PCR-based Mismatch Amplification Mutation Assay for the Specific Detection of CS6-expressing Allelic Variants of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and its Application in Assessing Diarrheal Cases and Asymptomatic Controls. J Clin Microbiol. 50(4):1308-12.
     
2. Kim DR, Ali M, Sur D, Khatib A, Wierzba TF. 2012 Determining optimal neighborhood size for ecological studies using leave-one-out cross validation. Int J Health Geogr. 3;11:10
     
3. Bhattacharya SK, Sur D, Mahalanabis D. 2012 Public health significance of shigellosis. Indian Pediatr. 8;49(4):269-70  
     
4. Sinha A, Sengupta S, Ghosh S, Basu S, Sur D, Kanungo S, Mukhopadhyay AK, Ramamurthy T, Nagamani K, Rao MN, Nandy RK. 2012 Evaluation of a rapid dipstick test for identifying cholera cases during the outbreak. Indian J Med Res. 135(4):523-8.
     
5. Palit A, Batabyal P, Kanungo S, Sur D. 2012 In-house contamination of potable water in urban slum of Kolkata, India: a possible transmission route of diarrhea. Water Sci Technol. 66(2):299-303.
     
6. Nair GB, Ramamurthy T, Sur D, Kurakawa T, Takahashi T, Nomoto K, Takeda Y. 2012 Vibrio cholerae/mimicus in fecal microbiota of healthy children in cholera endemic urban slum setting in Kolkata, India. Microbiol Immunol. 56(11):789-91
     
7. Kanungo S, Sur D, Ali M, You YA, Pal D, Manna B, Niyogi SK, Sarkar B, Bhattacharya SK, Clemens JD, Nair GB. 2012 Clinical epidemiological and spatial characteristics of Vibrio parahaemolyticus diarrhea and cholera in the urban slums of Kolkata, India. BMC Public Health. 28;12(1):830.
     
8. Rheingans R, Kukla M, Faruque AS, Sur D, Zaidi AK, Nasrin D, Farag TH, Levine MM, Kotloff KL. 2012 Determinants of household costs associated with childhood diarrhea in 3 South Asian settings. Clin Infect Dis. 55 Suppl 4:S327-35.
     
9. Kotloff KL, Blackwelder WC, Nasrin D, Nataro JP, Farag TH, van Eijk A, Adegbola RA, Alonso PL, Breiman RF, Faruque AS, Saha D, Sow SO, Sur D, Zaidi AK, Biswas K, Panchalingam S, Clemens JD, Cohen D, Glass RI, Mintz ED, Sommerfelt H, Levine MM. 2012 The Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) of diarrheal disease in infants and young children in developing countries: epidemiologic and clinical methods of the case/control study. Clin Infect Dis. 55 Suppl 4:S232-45.
[2011]
1. Poulos C, Riewpaiboon A, Stewart JF, Clemens J, Guh S, Agtini M, Sur D, Islam Z, Lucas M, Whittington D; the DOMI Cholera COI Study Group 2011. Costs of illness due to endemic cholera. Epidemiol Infect. 18: 1-10.
2. Ganesh B, Nagashima S, Ghosh S, Nataraju SM, Rajendran K, Manna B, Ramamurthy T, Niyogi SK, Kanungo S, Sur D, Kobayashi N, Krishnan T. 2011 Detection and molecular characterization of multiple strains of Picobirnavirus causing mixed infection in a diarrhoeic child: Emergence of prototype Genogroup II-like strain in Kolkata, India. Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet. 1: 61-72.
3. Ali M, Sur D, Kim DR, Kanungo S, Bhattacharya SK, Manna B, Ochiai RL, Clemens J. 2011. Impact of Vi vaccination on spatial patterns of typhoid fever in the slums of Kolkata, India. Vaccine. 48: 9051-9056.
4. Sur D, Kanungo S, Sah B, Manna B, Ali M, Paisley AM, Niyogi SK, Park JK, Sarkar B, Puri MK, Kim DR, Deen JL, Holmgren J, Carbis R, Rao R, Thu Van N, Han SH, Attridge S, Donner A, Ganguly NK, Bhattacharya SK, Nair GB, Clemens JD, Lopez AL. 2011. Efficacy of a low-cost, inactivated whole-cell oral cholera vaccine: results from 3 years of follow-up of a randomized, controlled trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10: e1289.
5. Clemens J, Shin S, Sur D, Nair GB, Holmgren J. 2011. New-generation vaccines against cholera. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 12: 701-710
6. Dey RS, Ghosh S, Chawla-Sarkar M, Panchalingam S, Nataro JP, Sur D, Manna B, Ramamurthy T. 2011. Circulation of a novel pattern of enteric adenovirus serotype-41 among children below 5 years of age in Kolkata, India. J. Clin. Microbiol. 49: 500-505.
7. Poulos C, Riewpaiboon A, Stewart JF, Clemens J, Guh S, Agtini M, Anh DD, Baiqing D, Bhutta Z, Sur D, Whittington D; the DOMI Typhoid COI Study Group. 2011. Cost of illness due to typhoid fever in five Asian countries. Trop Med Int Health.16: 314-323.
8. Reyburn R, Deen JL, Grais RF, Bhattacharya SK, Sur D, Lopez AL, Jiddawi MS, Clemens JD, von Seidlein L. 2011. The case for reactive mass oral cholera vaccinations. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 25; 5: e952.
9. Rajendran K, Sumi A, Bhattacharya MK, Manna B, Sur D, Kobayashi N, Ramamurthy T 2011. Influence of relative humidity in Vibrio cholerae infection: A time series model. Indian J Med Res. 133: 138-145.
10. Bhattacharya K, Kanungo S, Sur D, Sarkar BL, Manna B, Lopez AL, Bhattacharya M, Nandy S, Niyogi SK. 2011. Tetracycline-Resistant Vibrio cholerae O1,Kolkata, India. Emerg Infect Dis. 17: 568-569.
11. Ghosh P, Arah OA, Talukdar A, Sur D, Babu GR, Sengupta P, Detels R. 2011. Factors associated with HIV infection among Indian women. Int J STD AIDS. 22: 140-145.
12. Sur D, Manna B, Niyogi SK, Ramamurthy T, Palit A, Nomoto K, Takahashi T, Shima T, Tsuji H, Kurakawa T, Takeda Y, Nair GB, Bhattacharya SK. 2011. Role of probiotic in preventing acute diarrhoea in children: a community-based, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled field trial in an urban slum. Epidemiol. Infect. 139: 919–926.
[2010]
1. Das P, Samuels S, Desjeux P, Mittal A, Topno R, Siddiqui NA, Sur D, Pandey A, Sarnoff R. 2010. Annual incidence of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic area of Bihar, India. Trop Med Int Health. 15 Suppl 2: 4-11.
2. Kanungo S, Tsuzuki A, Deen JL , Lopez AL, Rajendran K , Manna B, Sur D, Kim D R, Gupta VK, Ochiai RL, Ali M , Seidlein Lorenz von, Bhattacharya SK, Clemens JD. 2010. Use of verbal autopsy to determine mortality patterns in an urban slum in Kolkata, India. Bull World Health Organ 1;88: 667-674.
3. Sarnoff, R., J. Desai, P. Desjeux, A. Mittal, R. Topno, N. A. Siddiqui, A. Pandey, D. Sur, P. Das. 2010. Visceral leishmaniasis supplement: the economic impact of visceral leishmaniasis on rural households in one endemic district of Bihar, India. Trop Med Int Health., 15 Suppl 2: 42-49.
4. Das, P., S. Samuels, P. Desjeux, A. Mittal, R. Topno, N. A. Siddiqui, D. Sur, A. Pandey, R. Sarnoff. 2010. Annual incidence of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic area of Bihar, India. Trop Med Int Health., 15 Suppl 2: 4-11.
5. Kanungo, S., A. Tsuzuki, J. L. Deen, A. L. Lopez, K. Rajendran, B. Manna, D. Sur, D. R. Kim, V. K. Gupta, R. L. Ochiai, M. Ali, Seidlein Lorenz von, S. K. Bhattacharya, J. D. Clemens. 2010. Use of verbal autopsy to determine mortality patterns in an urban slum in Kolkata, India. Bull World Health Organ 21 May.
6. Sur, D., B. Manna, S. K. Niyogi, T. Ramamurthy, A. Palit, K. Nomoto, T. Takahashi, T. Shima, H. Tsuji, T. Kurakawa, Y. Takeda, G. B. Nair, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2010. Role of probiotic in preventing acute diarrhoea in children: a community-based, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled field trial in an urban slum. Epidemiology and Infection, 30: 1-8.
7. Ali, M., D. Sur, A. L. Lopez, S. Kanungo, R. L. Ochiai, B. Manna, D. R. Kim, J. Deen, S. K. Bhattacharya, J. D. Clemens. 2010. Community participation in two vaccination trials in slums of Kolkata, India: a multi-level analysis. J Health Popul Nutr.; 28(5): 450-457.
[2009]
1. Cook, J., M. Jeuland, B. Maskery, D. Lauria, D. Sur, J. Clemens, D. Whittington. 2009. Using private demand studies to calculate socially optimal vaccine subsidies in developing countries. J Policy Anal Manage. 28: 6-28.  
2. Whittington, D., D. Sur, J. Cook, S. Chatterjee, B. Maskery, M. Lahiri, C. Poulos, S. Boral, A. Nyamete, J. Deen, L. Ochiai, S. Bhattacharya. 2009 Rethinking Cholera and Typhoid Vaccination policies for the Poor: Private Demand in Kolkata, India. World Development. 37: 399-409.  
3. Sur, D., R. L. Ochiai, S. K. Bhattacharya, N. K. Ganguly, M. Ali, B. Manna, S. Dutta, A. Donner, S. Kanungo, J. K. Park, M. K. Puri, D. R. Kim, D. Dutta, B. Bhaduri, C. J. Acosta, J. D. Clemens. 2009 A cluster-randomized effectiveness trial of Vi typhoid vaccine in India. N Engl J. Med. 361: 335-44.  
[2008]
1. Deen, J. L., L. von Seidlein, D. Sur, M. Agtini, MES. Lucas, A. L. Lopez, D. R. Kim, M. Ali, J. D. Clemens. 2008 The high burden of cholera in children: Comparison of incidence from endemic areas in Asia and Africa. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2: e173.  
2. Mahalanabis, D., A. L. Lopez, D. Sur, J. Deen, B. Manna, S. Kanungo, L. von Seidlein, R. Carbis, S. H. Han, S. H. Shin, S. Attridge, R. Rao, J. Holmgren, J. Clemens, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2008 A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the bivalent killed, whole-cell, oral cholera vaccine in adults and children in a cholera endemic area in Kolkata, India. PLoS ONE. 3:e 2323.  
3. Ochiai, R. L., C. J. Acosta, M. C. Danovaro Holliday, D. Baiqing, S. K. Bhattacharya. M. D. Agtini, Z. A. Bhutta, G. Canh do, M. Ali, S. Shin, J. Wain, A. L. Page, M. J. Albert, J. Farrar, R. Abu Elyazeed, T. Pang, C. M. Galindo, L. von Seidlein, J. D. Clemens. 2008 Domi Typhoid Study Group. A study of typhoid fever in five Asian countries: disease burden and implications for controls. Bull World Health Organ. 86: 260-8.  
4. Bairagya, B. B., P. Bhattacharya, S. K. Bhattacharya, B. Dey, U. Dey, T. Ghosh, S. Maiti, P. P. Majumder, K. Mishra, S. Mukherjee, S. Mukherjee, K. Narayanasamy, S. Poddar, N. S. Roy, P. Sengupta, S. Sharma, D. Sur, D. Sutradhar. 2008 Wagener DK. Genetic variation and haplotype structures of innate immunity genes in eastern India. Infect Genet Evol. 8: 360-6.  
5. Sinha, P. K., S. Bimal, K. Pandey, S. K. Singh, A. Ranjan, N. Kumar, C. S. Lal, S. B. Barman, R. B. Verma, A. Jeyakumar, P. Das, M. Bhattacharya, D. Sur, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2008 A community-based, comparative evaluation of direct agglutination and rK39 strip tests in the early detection of subclinical Leishmania donovani infection. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 102: 119-25.
6. Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, B. Sen, M. Bhattacharya, S. K. Bhattacharya, J. Wain, S. Nair, J. D. Clemens, R. L. Ochiai. 2008 Emergence of highly fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in a community-based fever surveillance from Kolkata, India. Int J. Antimicrob Agents. 31: 387-9.
7. Cook, J., M. Jeuland, D. Whittington, C. Poulos, J. Clemens, D. Sur, D. D. Anh, M. Agtini, Z. Bhutta. 2008 DOMI Typhoid Economics Study Group.The cost-effectiveness of typhoid Vi vaccination programs: Calculations for four urban sites in four Asian countries. Vaccine. 25, 26: 6305-16.
[2007]
1. Sur, D., S. P. Mukhopadhyay. 2007 A study on smoking habits among slum dwellers and the impact on health and economics. J. Indian Med Assoc. 105: 492-6, 498.
2. Chen, X., B. Stanton, A. Pach, A. Nyamete, R. L. Ochiai, L. Kaljee, B. Dong, D. Sur, S. K. Bhattacharya, S. S. Santoso, M. Agtini, Z. Memon, Z. Bhutta, C. G. Do, L. von Seidlein, J. Clemens. 2007 Adults' perceived prevalence of enteric fever predicts laboratory-validated incidence of typhoid fever in children. J. Health Popul Nutr. 25:  469-78.
3. Sur, D., M. Ali, L. von Seidlein, B. Manna, J. L. Deen, C. J. Acosta, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2007. Comparisons of predictors for typhoid and paratyphoid fever in Kolkata, India. BMC Public Health. 7: 289.
4. Sur, D., S. Datta, B. L. Sarkar, B. Manna, M. K. Bhattacharya, K. K. Datta, A. Saha, B. Datta, G. P. Pazhani, A. Ray Choudhuri and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2007. Occurrence, significance and molecular epidemiological, cholera outbreaks in West Bengal. Indian J. Med Res. 125: 772-776.
5. Rajendran, K., T. Ramamurthy and D. Sur. 2007. Multinomial logistic regression model for inferential risk age groups for infection caused by Vibrio cholerae in Kolkata, India. J. Modern Applied Stat Methods. 6 : 324-330.  
6. Sen, B., S. Dutta, D. Sur, B. Manna, A. K. Deb, S. K Bhattacharya and S. K. Niyogi. 2007. Phage typing, biotyping & antimicrobial resistance profile of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi from Kolkata. Indian J. Med Res. 125: 685-688.
7. Palit, A., S. Dutta, D. Sur, M. K. Bhattacharya and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2007. Salmonella Typhimurium in Kolkata: Evidence of Intra-familial Transmission. J. Health Popul Nutr. 25: 116-117.
[2006]
1. Sur, D., J. Cook, S. Chatterji, J. Deen and D. Whittington. 2006. Increasing the transparency of stated choice studies for policy analysis: Designing experiments to produce raw response graphs. J. Policy Analysis Management 26: 189-99.  
2. Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, B. Sen, A. K. Deb, J. L. Deen, J. Wain, L. Von Seidlein, L. Ochiai, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. Evaluation of new-generation serologic tests for the diagnosis of typhoid fever: data from a community-based surveillance in Calcutta, India. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 56: 359-65.
3. Palit, A., S. Ghosh, S. Dutta, D. Sur, M. K. Bhattacharya and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. Increasing prevalence of Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi-A in patients with enteric fever in a periurban slum setting of Kolkata, India. Int. J. Environ Health Res. 16: 455-9.
4. Sur, D., and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. Acute Diarrhoeal Diseases - An approach to management. J. Indian Med Assoc. 104: 220-223.
5. Sur, D., and S. P. Mukhopadhyay. 2006. Prevalence of thalassaemia trait in the state of West Bengal. J Indian Med Assoc. 104: 11-15.
6. Bhattacharya, S. K., D. Sur, P. K. Sinha and J. Karbwang. 2006. Elimination of leishmaniasis (kala-azar) from the Indian subcontinent is technically feasible & operationally achievable. Indian J Med Res. 123: 195-6.
7. Bhattacharya, S. K., D. Sur and J. Karbwang. 2006. Childhood visceral leishmaniasis. Indian J Med Res. 123: 353-6.
8. Bhattacharya, R., G. C. Sahoo, M. K. Nayak, D. R. Saha, D. Sur, T. N. Naik, S. K. Bhattacharya and T. Krishnan. 2006. Molecular epidemiology of human picobirnaviruses among children of a slum community in Kolkata, India. Infect Genet Evol. Apr 6; published online.
9. Sur, D., L. von Seidlein, B. Manna, S. Dutta, A. K. Deb, B. L. Sarkar, S. Kanungo, J. L. Deen, M. Ali, D. R. Kim, V. K. Gupta, R. L. Ochiai, A. Tsuzuki, C. J. Acosta, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. The malaria and typhoid fever burden in the slums of Kolkata, India: data from a prospective community-based study. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 100: 725-33.
10. Sur, D., B. L. Sarkar, B. Manna, J. L. Deen, S. Datta, S. K. Niyogi, A. N. Ghosh, A. Deb, S. Kanungo, A. Palit and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. Epidemiological, microbiological & electron microscopic study of a cholera outbreak in a Kolkata slum community. Indian J Med Res. 123: 31-6.
11. Sur, D., and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. Natural disasters–management and preparedness. Proceedings of 93rd Indian Science Congress 2006.
[2005]
1. Sinha, P. K., A. Ranjan, V. P. Singh, V. N. Das, K. Pandey, N. Kumar, N. Verma, C. S. Lal, D. Sur, B. Manna and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)-the Bihar (India) perspective. J. Infect. 53: 60-64.
2. Acosta, C. J., C. M. Galindo, M. Ali, R. A. Elyazeed, R. Leon Ochiai, M. Carolina Danovaro Holliday, A. L. Page, V. D. Thiem, Y. Jin, J. K. Park, H. Lee, M. K. Puri, B. Ivanoff, M. D. Agtini, R. Soeharno, C. H. Simanjuntak, N. H. Punjabi, G. Canh do, D. Sur, Q. Nizami, B. Manna, D. Bai-Qing, D. D. Anh, Y. Honghui, S. K .Bhattacharya, Z. Bhutta, D. D. Trach, Z. Y. Xu, T. Pang, A. Donner and J. D. Clemens. 2005. A multi-country cluster randomized controlled effectiveness evaluation to accelerate the introduction of Vi polysaccharide typhoid vaccine in developing countries in Asia: rationale and design. Trop Med Int Health. 10: 1219-28.
3. Sur, D., J. Deen, B. Manna, S. K. Niyogi, A. Deb, S. Kanungo, B. L. Sarkar, D. R. Kim, M. C. Danovaro Holliday, K. Holliday, V. K. Gupta, M. Ali, L. von Seidlein, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. The burden of cholera in the slums of Kolkata, India: from a prospective, community-based study. Arch Dis Child. 90: 1175-1181.
4. Ranjan, A., D. Sur, V. P. Singh, N. A. Siddique, B. Manna, C. S. Lal, P. K. Sinha, K. Kishore and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Risk factors for Indian Kala-azar. Am J. Trop Med Hyg. 73: 74-78.
5. Palit, A., D. Sur, K. Mitra Dhar and M.R. Saha. 2005. Asymptomatic Cryptosporidiosis in a periurban slum setting in Kolkata, India – a pilot study. Jpn J. Infect Dis. 58: 110-111.
6. Pandey, K., P. K. Sinha, V. N. R. Das, D. Sur, N. Kumar and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Neurocysticercosis in a patient with Visceral Leishmaniasis co-infected with HIV – a case report. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 13: 144-145.
7. Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, S. K. Bhattacharya, J. L. Deen and J. D. Clemens. 2005. Rollback of Salmonella enterica serotype typhi resistance to chloramphenicol and other antimicrobials in Kolkata, India. Antimicrobiol Agents Chemotherapy. 49: 1662-1663.
8. Pandey, K., P. K. Sinha, V. N. R. Das, N. Kumar, N. Verma, C. S. Lal, S. Bimal, D. Sur and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Nexus of infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Visceral Leishmaniasis: a case report from Bihar India. Am J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 72: 30-32.
9. Sur, D., D. R. Saha, B. Manna, K. Rajendran and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Periodic deworming with albendazole and its impact on growth status and diarrhoeal incidence among children in an urban slum. Trans Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg. 99: 261-267.
10. Manna, B., S. K. Niyogi, M. K. Bhattacharya, D. Sur and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Observations from diarrhoea surveillance support the use of cholera vaccination in endemic areas. Int J. Infect Dis. 9: 117-119.
[2004]
1. Sur, D., T. Ramamurthy, J. Deen and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2004. Shigellosis: challenges and management issues. Indian J. Med Res. 120: 454-462.
2. Sur, D., B. Manna, A. Deb, J. Deen, M. C. Danovaro Holliday, L. von Seidlein, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2004. Factors associated with reported diarrhoea episodes and treatment-seeking in an urban slum of Kolkata, India. J. Health Popul Nutr. 22: 130-138.
[2003]
1. Sur, D., D. N. Gupta, S. K. Mondal, S. Ghosh, B. Manna, K. Rajendran and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2003. Impact of zinc supplementation on diarrhoeal morbidity and growth pattern of Low Birth Weight infants in Kolkata, India – a randomized double blind placebo controlled community based study. Paediatr. 112: 1327-1332.
2. Bhattacharya, S. K., and D. Sur. 2003. An evaluation of current shigellosis treatment. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 4: 1315-1320.
3. Gupta, D. N., S. K. Mondal, S. Ghosh, K. Rajendran, D. Sur and B. Manna. 2003. Impact of zinc supplementation on diarrhoeal morbidity in rural children of West Bengal, India Acta Paediatr. 92: 531-536.
4. Sur, D., S. K. Neogi, S. Sur, K. K. Datta, Y. Takeda, G. B. Nair and S. K. Bhattacharya 2003. Multi drug resistant Shigella dysenteriae type 1: forerunners of a new epidemic strain in Eastern India. Emerg Infect Dis. 9: 404-405.
[2002]
1. Pandey, A., P. G. Sengupta, S. K. Mondal, D. N. Gupta, B. Manna, S. Ghosh, D. Sur and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2002. Gender differences in healthcare-seeking during common illnesses in a rural community of West Bengal, India. J. Health Popul Nutr. 20: 306-11.
2. Sur, D., P. G. Sengupta, S. K. Mondal, P. Datta, D. N. Gupta, S. Ghosh, A. Pandey, T. Ramamurthy and S. K. Bhattacharya . 2002. A localised outbreak of Vibrio cholerae O139 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Indian J. Med Res. 115: 149-152.
[2001]
1. Sur, D., P. Datta, and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Zinc supplementation in diarrhoeal disease. Postgraduate Doctor. 17: 173-176.
2. Sengupta, P. G., S. K. Mondal, D. Sur, P. Datta, D. N. Gupta, S. Ghosh and T. Ramamurthy. 2001. An explosive outbreak of ElTor cholera among migrant labourers of a brick field area near Calcutta. Indian J. Comm Med. 26: 137-140.
3. Sircar, B. K., S. Ghosh, P. G. Sengupta, D. N. Gupta, S. K. Mondal, D. Sur, M. Deb, B. Manna and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Impact of Vit. A supplementation to rural children on diarrhoea morbidity. Indian J. Med Res. 113: 53-59.
4. Sur, D., and S. P. Mukhopadhyay. 2001. Prescribing habits of doctors in a metropolitan city and economic consequences of such practices. J. Indian Med Assoc. 99: 587-590.
5. Sur, D., S. K. Mondal, D. N. Gupta, S. Ghosh, B. Manna and P. G. Sengupta. 2001. Impact of Breast Feeding on weight gain and incidence of diarrhoea among Low Birth Weight infants of an Urban Slum of Calcutta. Indian Paediatr. 38: 381-384.
[2000]
1. Sur, D., P. Datta, G. B. Nair and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2000. Severe cholera outbreak following floods in a northern district of West Bengal. Indian J. Med Res. 112: 178-182.
2. Sur, D., 2000. Nutrition and nutritional problems. Your Health (publication of Indian Medical Association) Special issue on Community Health: 83-84.
3. Sur. D., and M. Deb. 2000. Morbidity pattern of Primary school children of urban slums of Calcutta. The Child and Newborn. 4: 12-15.
[1999]
1. Sur, D., 1999. Community Action for Health. Your Health (publication of Indian Medical Association). 47: 61-62.
[1998]
1. Sur, D., A. K. Ckakravarty, and S. P. Mukhopadhyay. 1998. A Study of HIV Infection in Thalassemia patients of rural Bengal. Indian J. Public Health. 43: 81-87.
2. Sur, D., S. P. Mukhopadhyay, R. Biswas, S. Tripati,  K. Roy 1998. A critical appraisal of rationality of prescribing habits of physicians for the paediatric age group in the city of Calcutta. The Child and Newborn (publication of Indian Academy of Paediatrics). 2: 4-7.
[1997]
1. Sur, D., S. P. Mukhopadhyay and R. Biswas. 1997. Impact of nutrition education on health of the mother and newborn belonging to the poor urban slum community. J. Indian Med Assoc. 95: 424-425.
2. Biswas., R., S. P. Mukhopadhyay, D. Sur and K. Dutta. 1997. Community perception about Disaster preparedness and response programme in four States of India. Indian J. Public Health. 41: 11-15.
[1996]
1. Sur, D., 1996. Baby Friendly Hospitals-Problems galore. Academy Today (publication of Indian Academy of Paediatrics). 38.
2. Mukhopadhyay, S. P., and D. Sur. 1996. Opportunities for survival of the children of the slums & villages. Your Health (publication of Indian Medical Association). 105-108.
3. Sur, D., 1996. Nutrition malpractices in India. Your Health (publication of Indian Medical Association). 99-101.
4. Mukhopadhyay, S. P., and D. Sur. 1996. Case study to strengthen health sector preparedness & response in flood prone districts of West Bengal. Community Health (Publication of Indian Public Health Association). 7: 11-17.
[1995]
1. Mukhopadhyay, S. P., and D, Sur. 1995. Human development through Disaster Preparedness and Response. Conference proceedings of 7th International Congress of World Federation of Public Health Associations, Bali pp 100-101.
2. Mukhopadhyay, S. P., and D. Sur. 1995. Occupational health and safety. Calcutta Med J. 92: 107-109.
3. Mukhopadhyay, S. P., R. Biswas, and D. Sur. 1995. Disaster food and nutrition - Community Health (Publication of Indian Public Health Association). 6: 1-4.
[1994]
1. Mukhopadhyay, S. P., and D. Sur. 1994. Revised strategy for National TB Control Programme - J. Bengal Tuberculosis Assoc. 52: 71-77.
2. Sur, D., and R. Biswas. 1994. Family Medicine - responsibilities & limitations of family physician - J. Indian Med Assoc. 92: 122-123.
 

Book chapters:

  1. Sur D, Mukhopadhyay SP. Book Chapter-Cost effective measurement of the impact of intersectoral co-ordination for health development - in book entitled "Environmental health in developing countries" pp 311-320.
     
  2. Sur D. - Low Birth Weight and associated morbidities. In S.Gupte (eds) ‘Recent Advances in Paediatrics’- Special Volume 11 - Community Paediatrics –pp 395-403.
     
  3. Sur D, Saha D, Datta P, Bhattacharya SK. Human helminthic infections in India- In M.L.Sood (eds) ‘Helminthic infections’ pp 125-40.
     
  4. Bhattacharya SK, Nair GB, Ramamurthy T, Saha MR, Sur D, and Bhan MK. Current status of drug resistance in Enteric pathogens and implications for therapy – In D. Raghunath, R.Nayak (eds) ‘Diarrhoeal Disease current status, research trends and field studies’ pp 285-93.
     
  5. Sur D. Role of zinc in health and disease with special reference to childhood diarrhoea – In S.Gupte (eds) Recent Advances in Paediatrics pp 34-41.
     
  6. Sur D, Bhattacharya SK. Research and development of vaccines against diarrhoeal diseases– In T.K.Ghosh, A Kalra (eds) Infectious Diseases in Children and Newer Vaccines : Part II pp 158-165.
     
  7. Sur D, Bhattacharya SK. Sanitation and Medicare in the hazard-affected areas – In KS Valdiya (ed) Coping with Natural Hazards: Indian context. Pp 257-262.
     
  8. Sur D, Dutta S, Bhattacharya SK. Impact of water quality in spread of cholera and other enteric diseases – In KJ Nath, VP Sharma (eds) Safe Water for Community Health. Pp 64-75, Jan 2008.
     
  9. Bhattacharya S K and Sur D. Shigellosis. In:Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah (eds) International Encyclopedia of Public Health Vol 6. San Diego: Academy Press; 2008. Pp 1-4.
     
  10. Dutta S, Kanungo S, Sur D. Effect of microbiological pollution of drinking water on human health and remedy. In Lutsenko A and Palahniuk V (eds) Water Microbiology: Types, analysis and Disease-causing Microorganisms. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2010. 321-37.
     
  11. Dutta P, Sur D, Bhattacharya SK. Management of cholera. In Ramamurthy and Bhattacharya (eds). Epidemiological and molecular aspects on Cholera. Infectious Disease Series Editor Vassil St. Georgiev. Springer publishers.2010. Pp 341-354.
     

Book Review:

  1. Bhattacharya S.K., Sur D. Book review: Ethical guidelines for biomedical research on human participants (Indian Council of Medical Research) IJMR 126, December 2007, pp 587-89.
     

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