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Dr. Malhotra’s current research mainly focuses in two areas, namely health of older adults and obesity. His research in the area of health of older adults includes that on risk factors and consequences of chronic diseases, life-course influences on older adult health outcomes and physical, mental and social facets of care giving for the elderly. His research in the area of obesity includes characterization of weight trajectories over the life course. He also maintains a research interest in maternal and child health, and health of vulnerable population groups in developing country settings. He has authored or coauthored over 40 peer reviewed papers in the medical and public health literature. Journals in which he has published include International Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Quality of Life Research, and Hypertension Research.
Chan A, Malhotra C, Malhotra R, Østbye T. Living arrangements, social networks and depressive symptoms among older men and women in Singapore. Int J GeriatrPsychiatry. 2011; 26(6):630-639.
Østbye T, Malhotra R, Chan A. Variation in and correlates of body mass status of older Singaporean men and women: Results from a national survey. Asia Pac J Public Health. Published online February 28, 2011, DOI: 10.1177/1010539510393726
Østbye T, Malhotra R, Landerman LR. Body mass trajectories through adulthood: results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 cohort (1981-2006). Int J Epidemiol. 2011; 40(1): 240-250.
Malhotra R, Chan A, Malhotra C, Østbye T. Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in the elderly population of Singapore. Hypertens Res. 2010; 33 (12): 1223-1231.
Østbye T, Malhotra R, Wong H-B, Tan S-B, Saw S-M. The effect of body mass on health-related quality of life among Singaporean adolescents: results from the SCORM study. Qual Life Res 2010; 19(2): 167-176.
Malhotra R, Chan A, Østbye T. Prevalence and correlates of clinically significant depressive symptoms among elderly people in Sri Lanka: findings from a national survey. Int Psychogeriatr 2010; 22(2): 227-236.
Østbye T, Malhotra R, Chan A. Thirteen dimensions of health among elderly Sri Lankans: Results from a National Sri Lanka Aging Survey. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009; 57(8): 1376-1387.
Malhotra R, Noheria A, Amir O, Ackerson LK, Subramanian SV. Determinants of termination of breastfeeding within the first two years of life in India: Evidence from the National Family Health Survey-2 (NFHS-2). Matern Child Nutr 2008; 4(3): 181-193.
Malhotra R, Malhotra C, Sharma N. Should there be mandatory testing for HIV prior to marriage in India: A viewpoint. Indian J Med Ethics 2008; 5(2): 70-74.
Malhotra R, Uppal Y, Misra A, Taneja DK, Gupta VK, Ingle GK. Increasing access to cataract surgery in a rural area – a support strategy. Indian J Public Health 2005; 49(2): 63-67.
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