Prof. Jayadevan Sreedharan

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Most of my research is in epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and the statistical modelling of data. Currently I am working on a research titled “the prevalence and factors associated with Childhood obesity”

Educational background

  • Ph.D. -Epidemiology
  • Diploma in Health Professions Education
  • Diploma in Cancer Prevention
  • Ph.D. -Statistics
  • MSc -Statistics
  • BSc -Statistics

Areas of Research Interest

  • Epidemiology of Non-communicable diseases (Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer, Hypertension, Cardiovascular diseases)
  • Statistical modelling
  • Tobacco use, its determinants and diseases
  • Medical Education

Selected Publications (in 2019)

  1. Shaikh RB, Sreedharan J, Al Sharbatti S, Muttappallymyalil J, Lee L, Weitzman M. Salivary cotinine concentration and carbon monoxide level in young adults smoking midwakh in comparison with cigarette smokers.  Tob Control. 2019 Mar;28(2):141-145. Available at
  2. Sreejith A, Gopakumar A, Al Sharbatti S, Sreedharan J. Population awareness of coronary artery disease risk factors in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study [Letter]. International Journal of General Medicine 2019:12 185–186. Available at
  3. Nair SC, Ibrahim H, Almarzoqi F, AlkhemeiriA, Sreedharan J. Addressing research barriers and facilitators in medical residency. J Family Med Prim Care 2019; 8(3): 1145-1150. Available at;year=2019;volume=8;issue=3;spage=1145;epage=1150;aulast=Nair
  4. Aldahmani KM, Afandi BO, Ali M, Sreedharan J, Syed R, Alkaabi JM. Efficacy of radioiodine in the treatment of primary hyperthyroidism. Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci 2019;11:16-9. Available at;year=2019;volume=11;issue=1;spage=16;epage=19;aulast=Aldahmani;type=0
  5. Sreedharan J, Chandrasekharan S, Gopakumar A. An Optimum Sample Size in Cross Sectional Studies. International Journal of Scientific Research in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences 2019; 6(1): 122-30. Available at
  6. Gopakumar A, Sreejith A, Al Sharbatti S, Sreedharan J. Re: Very hot tea drinking increases esophageal squamous cell carcinoma risk in a high-risk area of China: a population-based case–control study [Letter]. Clinical Epidemiology 2019:11; 43–46. Available at

Languages Spoken:

  • English