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Dr. Veena Dhananjay Joshi


BSc, MSc, PhD

Consultant – Biostatistics, NU Hospitals

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  • BSc - University of Pune, India (1973)
  • MSc - University of Pune, India (1977)
  • Ph.D. - S.N.D.T. University, India (1992)
  • Longitudinal Analysis, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2005
  • IRB Accreditation of reviewing Research Protocols, 2005

Outline of Experience:

  • Consultant: Muljibhai Patel Urology Hospital, Nadiyad, Gujarat 2015-2016
  • Deputy Director and HOD of Research Department at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital (Since Dec 2010to Aug 2013), Member Secretary to DMHRC_IEC. Main job of the Research department is to provide support to ethics committee, review research proposals, help in study design and implementation and to encourage and promote in-house research.
  • Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd (Sing Health), 2006 to 2010
  • Health Promotion Board (HPB): Manager, Research & Evaluation 2005 - 2006.
  • National Kidney Foundation (NKF): Singapore, Senior Biostatistician 2000 to 2005 Acted as Secretariat for Clinical Research Office and NKF_IRB (Institutional Review Board).
  • National University Of Singapore: Research Assistant, Department Of Social Work and Psychology 1998 - 2000
  • Genesis Market Research and Management, Pune, India: Consultant 1996 - 1998
  • Kripa Foundation, Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Pune, India, Consultant.1996 – 1998
  • Consulting doctors epidemiological, medico social research (literature review). Study design, conducting surveys, designing survey questions, data management, analysis, interpretation; publish findings in peer reviewed journals, review protocols and provide Managerial support to IEC office.
  • Singapore Institute of Management, Tutor to teach Statistics for undergrad students (year 1999)
  • Taught two modules 1)Ethics in Clinical Research and 2) Statistics for Clinical Research for Masters course in clinical Research at ICRI Life Science and Management Pvt. Ltd.

Clinical Research Experience:

Short certificate courses related to Clinical research:
  • IRB Accreditation, Accreditation and reviewing Research Proposals, Conducted in Singapore by Association for Accreditation of Human Research Participant Protection Program (AAHRPP) of USA. (2005)
  • GCP Guidelines at National University of Singapore (2005)
  • Clinical Trials Basic Course National University of Singapore (2005)
  • Longitudinal analysis at Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2005)
  • Basic Course in Health Economics by WHO (2013)
  • International Fellowship program in Bioethics at WIRB, Seattle, USA (2014)

Professional Membership:

  • Member of Publon
  • Public Responsibility in Research and Medicine (PRIM&R), USA.
  • Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India (FERCI), India.
  • Ethical Research Initiative (ERI), Pune, India
  • M.I.P.H.A. (Indian Public Health Association).


First author
  • Joshi V and Deo A, Need to Design a Tool that can Assess Preoperative Factors which may Affect Cardiac Complications after Non-Cardiac Surgeries among CKD Patients, Austin Renal Disorders,Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2017
  • Veena Joshi, Sisir Gang,Clinical outcome of type 2 diabetic patients after kidney transplantation: Systematic review, Indian Journal of Transplant, Vol.11, Issue1, Jan – March 2017, Page 1-6.
  • Joshi VD, Nazare A,. Food Frequency Questionnaire: An Urgent Need for CKD Patients in India, Editorial, Austin Renal Dis, 2016, 1(1), 1005.
  • Veena D. Joshi, Quality of Life in End Stage Renal Disease patients, Review article, World Journal of Nephrology, World J Nephrol 2014; 3(4): 308-316.
  • Veena Joshi, Gauri Oak, Aditi Kulkarni, Public Awareness of Clinical Trials: A Quantitative Pilot Study in Pune, India. Perspectives in Clinical Research (PICR) Vol 4, Issue 3, Pg:169-174, .2013,DOI: 10.4103/2229-3485.115378.
  • Veena Joshi, Transparency in recruiting patients for clinical trials, Perspectives in Clinical Research, Vol 4, Issue 4, 239 – 240., 2013, DOI: 10.4103/2229-3485.120175,PMID: 24312894
  • Veena Joshi, Avinash Joshi, Conference report on Emerging Issues in Ethics and Regulation in medical Science, IJME, 2013, Vol X, No2, Pg 130 – 131, PMID:23697498.
  • Veena Joshi, Pairaturkar, Aditi Kulkarni, Validity and Reliability of English and Marathi Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) in Indian population, Spine 38(11):E662-E668, May 15, 2013. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828a34c3
  • Veena Joshi, Aditi Kulkarni, Public Awareness of Clinical Trials: A Qualitative Pilot Study in Pune, India Perspectives in Clinical Research (PICR), Issue 4, Vol 2012 issue, DOI: 10.4103/2229-3485.103593, PMID: 23293759.
  • VEENA D JOSHI, NANDKUMAR MOOPPIL.and JEREMY LIM “High Prevalence of undetected Proteinuria in an elderly South East Asian Population” Nephrology Journal Volume 11 Issue 4 Page 347-354, August 2006,DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2006.00593.x
  • Joshi V, Lim J, Nandkumar M, High Prevalence of undetected hypertension in an elderly South East Asian Population, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2007 19(2): 3-9, PMID: 18050557
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Health Insurance in Singapore – Who is not included and why? Singapore Med J 2010; 51(5):399-405, PMID:20593144
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, “Public Perceptions of the Factors that Constitute a Good Healthcare System”Singapore Med J 2009; 50(10): 982, PMID:19907889.
  • Veena Joshi, Virabhav Suchin, Jeremy Lim, Smoking Cessation: Barriers, Motivators and the role of Physicians, A survey of Physicians and Patients, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare 2010;19(2):3-11.
  • Veena D Joshi,Rahul Malhotra, Jeremy FY Lim, Truls Østbye Validity and reliability of the Expectations Regarding Aging (ERA-12) instrument among middle aged Singaporeans Annals of Academic of Medicine,May 2010, Vol. 39 No. 5, PMID:20535431
  • Veena D Joshi, Nandakumar Mooppil and Jeremy FY Lim. Validation of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-Short Form: a cross-sectional study of a dialysis-targeted health measure in Singapore, BMC Nephrology 2010, 11:36, doi:10.1186/1471-2369-11-36
  • Kalyani Mehta (Ph. D.,Associate Professor, Dept of Social Work, NUS) , Veena Joshi, A Long Journey: Carers’ Stress of Home bound Elderly Patients in Singapore. .Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology, Vol.15,No1&2, Dec. 2001.
  • Sylvia Remiarez, Stephen Hsu, Veena Joshi A Widen Pulse pressure is an Independent Risk Factor for Proteinuria in a large Asian Population. Journal of American Society of Nephrology 12, 2001 Epidemiology, Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease in ESRD.(Category)
  • HK Yap, Q Shen,1MD, V Joshi,3MSc (Biometry), PhD (Psychology), KS Chia,4FAMS, MSc (OM), MD Role of Urinary Screening Programmes in Children in the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease, Ann Acad Med Singapore 2005;34:3-7.
  • Jeremy Lim, Veena Joshi, ‘Public perceptions of healthcare in Singapore’ Ann Acad Med Singapore, 2008, 37, 91-5.
  • Ow Yong Lai Meng, Crystal Lim, Chow Wai Leng, Saskia Van der Ert, Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Factors influencing living kidney donation in Singapore, Pregress in Transplantation, March 2012, Vol 22 (1),
  • DS Kelkar, M Patwardhan, VD Joshi, Prevalence and Causalities of Tobacco Consumption (TC) among Adolescents: A Cross Sectional Study at Pune, JAPI • March 2013 • VOL. 61; Pg:174 – 178
  • Ong SC(1), Chow WL, van der Erf S, Joshi VD, Lim JF, Lim C, Tee PS, Lu YM, Kee
  • TY. What factors really matter? Health-related quality of life for patients on kidney Transplant waiting list.. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2013 Dec;42(12):657-66
  • Wai Leng Chow, Joshi D Veena, Aung Soe Tin et al, Limited knowledge of chronic kidney disease amongprimary care patients - a cross-sectional survey, BMC Nephrology.2012, 13:54.
  • Fan Yang, Vivian Wai Wang, Veena Dhananjay Joshi, Titus Wai Leong Lau, Nan Luo, Validation of English Version of Quality of Life Questionnaire in Heamodialysis patients in Singapore, The Patient Centered Outcome Research, June 2013, Vol. 6; Issue 2. DOI:10.1007/s40271.013.0015.2 MEHTA Kalyani K.; TAN P. Philip; JOSHI Veena D.; Singapore social Work Student’s Attitude towards Older Adults; Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, Vol.10, No.2, Sept 2000.

Conference Presentations:

  • Veena Joshi, Sylvia Paz B Ramirez BMI predicts proteinuria among Elderly Southeast Asians, Griatric Medicine Conference in Darwin, Australia, 2002.
  • Sylvia Paz B Ramirez, Veena Joshi, Stephen I Hsu, National Kidney Foundation: Orthostatic Hypotension Predicts Coronary Heart Disease Incidence, Official Program of the Asia Pacific Scientific Forum The Genomics Revolution: Bench to Bedside to Community and the 42nd Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Ben Tan, Health of Taxi drivers in Singapore, Public Health Conference, Boston, 2005
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Ben Tan, Elevated Blood Pressure among 12 year old children in Singapore, Public Health Conference, Boston, 2005
  • Purchase of Insurance: Who and Why, Cost Effective Health care Conference, Singapore; October 2006.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim Public Perception of Factors that constitute a Good Health care System; Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2007.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim Post 65ers: Is there a generation gap in healthcare perceptions and expectations? Conference on Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy, Athens, Greece, June 2007.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim Antecedents of Patient Satisfaction with Public Healthcare Institutions in Singapore, Singapore Malaysia Medical Conference, July 2007.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Virabhav Suchin Comparing Perceptions and Behaviour towards Smoking Cessation between Primary care Physicians and Specialists, 2 nd International Conference of Asia Pacific Society for Healthcare Quality, Jan 2008.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Virabhav Suchin Overview of Smoking Cessation Services in Singapore, Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008, Singapore.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Virabhav Suchin Smoking Cessation: Barriers, Motivators and the role of Physicians,A survey of Physicians and Patients. Annual Scientific Meeting, 2008, Singapore.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Boys are four times more likely to be over weight than girls: survey of year 2 junior college students. Public Health and Occupational Medicine Conference, Oct. 2008.
  • Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim, Turls, Rahul The Expectation Regarding Aging can be used among Middle Aged Singaporeans, Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009, Singapore. Veena Joshi, Jeremy Lim Validity and Reliability of KDQOL-SF ™ in Singapore, Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009, Singapore.
  • Veena Joshi, Advance Medical Directive in Primary care setting: Who will sign? Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009, Singapore.
  • A Study of Preference for Life sustaining Treatment in the event of future terminal illness in an adult population in Singapore, Annual Scientific Meeting, 2009, Singapore.
  • Kelkar, Patwardhan, Veena Joshi Prevalence of Tobacco consumption among Adolescents in Pune, Public Health Research Conference, Pune, India October 2011 Veena Joshi, Kaveri Gawade Compensation to Clinical Trial participants, 1st Forum for Ethical Research Council of India National Conference on Research Ethics, Nov. 2011, Mumbai, India.
  • Veena Joshi Ethical issues in Maternal Mortality and lessons to learn from the State of Kerala, International conference on Millennium Developmental Goals: A Social work perspective, Vadodara, India, 2014.

Professional awards and Special recognitions:

  • Awarded full scholarship by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) for Advance in Ethical Research Conference to be held from 3rd to 6th Dec. 2012 at San Diego. My Abstract was presented during moderated Discussion. The organization has posted my interview on their blog at http://primr.blogspot.in/2014/03/clinical-trials-are-essential-for.html
    Another blog is posted here http://primr.blogspot.in/2014/07/working-together-to-advance-science-and.html
  • Awarded a scholarship to attend two months International Fellowship Program in Bioethics by Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) at Puyallup, WA, USA, 2014.
  • First prize for the Poster presentation ay Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore 2009. Title of the poster- Validation of the KDQOL-SFTM: A Dialysis targeted Health Measure in Singapore.
  • Among TOP 10 Articles published on the same topic - as rated by BioMedLib- Validity and reliability​y of the expectations​ns regarding aging (ERA-12) instrument among middle-age​d Singaporea​ns. Ann Acad Med Singapore; 2010 May;39(5):​394-8

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