Contact Details

Phone: 040-49006000
V. Ramana Dhara
Additional Professor

I am an occupational/environmental medicine physician board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

As a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal disaster, I have designed and published the first long-term health effects studies on the exposed community. My work on exposure assessment in the gas victims is being used as a teaching tool in environmental epidemiology. My international experience includes evaluation of hazardous industries in India. My work at CDC/ATSDR has involved evaluation of communities exposed to hazardous agents.

In clinical practice, I have many years of experience in the area of workmens’ compensation and non-surgical orthopedics. In 2005, I served as physician to the CNN news team covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and in 2018 worked on a medical mission with the Migrant Caravan consisting of refugees from Central America. I am the former Medical Director of the Occupational Health Clinics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA.

Professional Affiliations

Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Fellow, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
International Medical Commission on Bhopal

Center Affiliations
  • IIPHH
Research Summary and Interests

As a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal disaster, I have designed and published the first long-term health effects studies on the exposed community. My work on exposure assessment in the gas victims is being used as a teaching tool in environmental epidemiology. My international experience includes evaluation of hazardous industries in India. My work at CDC/ATSDR has involved evaluation of communities exposed to hazardous agents. My research interests are in Environmental & Occupational health, Toxicology, Epidemiology, Disaster Medicine, Exposure Assessment, Travel Medicine, Climate Change.

Areas of Expertise
  • Non-Communicable Diseases(NCDs) and Injuries
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Change
  • Occupational Health
  • Community Health
  • Research Methods
Other Areas of Expertise
  • Technical Advisor