Our Team - Srinivas Marmamula
Dr Srinivas Marmamula, M.Sc (Community Eye Health), PhD
Designation: Section Leader – Primary Eye Care, Community Eye Health Education and Research, Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care (GPR ICARE)
Faculty, Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry
Faculty, Brien Holden Eye Research Centre
Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance Research Fellow
Specialisation: Community Optometry, Public Eye Health Research and Training
Location: Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care, GPR Campus, Kismatpur, Hyderabad
Srinivas Marmamula received his initial optometry training at L V Prasad Eye Institute and then did his Masters in Community Eye Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, with a joint sponsorship from the Department for International Development (DFID - UK), British Council for Prevention of Blindness (Boulter Award), and LVPEI. In 2011, he completed his PhD from the School of Optometry & Vision Science, UNSW, Sydney with support from Vision CRC, Australia. Dr Marmamula has done his post-doctoral research fellowship during 2012-2013 with Dr David Friedman at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. He was the chief optometrist for LVPEI’s landmark studies, Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS, 1996 – 2000), and Refractive Error Study in Children (2000) supported by the National Eye Institute & World Health Organization. Currently he is a co-investigator for the follow-up of Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS III). He is also the faculty for the Master in Community Eye Health course offered at GPR ICARE, and for the BS Optometry course offered at Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry.
Dr Marmamula is the recipient of the prestigious Wellcome trust / DBT India Alliance Early career Fellowship - 2015, for research project on visual impairment in elderly populations. He has also received many international travel grants and has participated as faculty in many workshops in India and abroad. He has over 40 publications to his credit in peer reviewed journals. His areas of interest are, epidemiology of visual impairment, refractive errors, presbyopia and training personnel for community eye care.