Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Bhaumik S, Rana S, Karimkhani C, Welch V, Armstrong R, Pottie K, Dellavalle R, Dhakal R, Oliver S, Francis DK, Nasseer M, Crowe S, Aksut B, Amico RD.Ethics and equity in research priority-setting: stakeholder engagement and the needs of disadvantaged groups. Indian J Med Ethics 2015;12(2):110-3
  2. Bhaumik S. Is intermittent short-course intermittent anti-TB regimen as efficient and safe as daily anti-TB regimen for treating childhood TB ? J Family Medicine Prim Care. [Accepted In Press]
  3. Bhaumik S, Hazra N. Role of genetic variants of Vitamin D immunomodulation genes in clinical response to treatment of tuberculosis. Indian J Med Res [Accepted In Press]
  4. Shrestha N, Bhaumik S. Which intervention(s) work effectively to decrease sitting at workplace? J Family Medicine Pri Care . [Accepted In Press]
  5. Singh K, Sekaran AMC, Bhaumik S, Aisola M, Chattopadhya K, Gamage AU et al Cost-effectiveness of interventions to control cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus in South Asia: protocol for a systematic review.BMJ Open 2015;5:e007205 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007205
  6. Bhaumik S, Kirubakaran R, Biswas R, Mathew RJ. Diazepam monotherapy for epilepsy (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD011416. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011416.
  7. Bhaumik S. and Mathew, R. J. (2014), Representation of women as editors in the Cochrane collaboration. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 7: 249–251. doi: 10.1111/jebm.12123
  8. Maconochie IK, Bhaumik S. Fluid therapy for acute bacterial meningitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 May 5;5:CD004786. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004786.pub4.
  9. Bhaumik S. Health and beyond… strategies for a better India: Incorporating evidence to strengthen health policy. J Fam Med Primary Care 2014;3:313-7.
  10. Bhaumik S. Health and beyond… strategies for a better India: Concept paper on primary health care in India .J Fam Med Primary Care 2014;3:94-7
  11. Bhaumik S, Biswas T. Editorial policies of MEDLINE indexed Indian journals on clinical trial registration. Indian Pediatr. 2013 Mar;50(3):339-40.
  12. Bhaumik S, Walsh NP, Chatterjee P, Biswas T. Governments are legally obliged to ensure adequate access to health information. The Lancet Global Health 2013; 1 : e129 – e130, doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70043-3
  13. Bhaumik S. Putting humanity back into medicine. J R Soc Med. 2013 Mar;106(3):79.
  14. Bhaumik S. Alternatives to isoniazid monotherapy for preventing active tuberculosis in HIV-negative persons at risk of developing active tuberculosis. J Pioneer Med Sci 2014; 2 (4): 71-72
  15. Bhaumik S. Polio eradication: Current status and challenges. J Fam Med Primary Care 2012;1:84-5
  16. Bhaumik S. Rabies after corneal transplantation: non-canine rabies and eye banking. Natl Med J India. 2012 Jul-Aug;25(4):249
  17. Bhaumik S. Clout over adverse drug reactions. Asian Med Stud J. 2011 ;9:1
  18. Bhaumik S. Vitamin D supplementation for tuberculosis. Indian Pediatr. 2012 Nov;49(11):931.
  19. Bhaumik S. Is plain packaging the way forward ? Kerala Med J. 2012;4(2):36-38
  20. Bhaumik S. Medical management of appendicitis. J Pak Med Stud. 2012; 2:156
  21. Bhaumik S. Adolescent health issues. Indian J Community Med 2013;38:18#
  22. Bhaumik S. Toxicities Due to Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) in HIV-Positive Children: Need For Further Medical Research. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2012; 1(1): 16-17
  23. Bhaumik S. Awareness in vegetative state.J Pak Med Stud 2012;2:43
  24. Bhaumik S. Lebrikizumab: a new monoclonal antibody for asthmatics. J Pak Med Stud 2012;2:42
  25. Bhaumik S, Walsh NP, Chatterjee P, Biswas T .Health-care information: access or implementation?—Authors’ reply. The Lancet Global Health 2013;1:e257.


Commentaries/Features in Medical Journals

  1. Bhaumik S. The public health threat from sugary drinks in India. BMJ. 2014 Oct 21;349:g6216.
  2. Bhaumik S. India’s rejection of Novartis’s patent is but a small step in the right direction. BMJ. 2013 Apr 17;346:f2412.
  3. Bhaumik S. Why is India short of nurses and what can we do about it? BMJ. 2013 Jun 25;346:f4024.
  4. Bhaumik S. Child mortality: will India achieve the 2015 target?BMJ. 2013 Mar 6;346:f1502.
  5. Bhaumik S. Can India end the corruption in nurses’ training? BMJ. 2013 Nov 18;347:f6881.
  6. Bhaumik S. Snakebite: a forgotten problem. BMJ. 2013 Jan 31;346:f628.

 Science Communication Publications in Indexed Journals

  1. Bhaumik S. Indian doctors condemn move to fund treatments abroad for civil servants.BMJ. 2013 Sep 19;347:f5677.
  2. Bhaumik S .Unbanked direct blood transfusions should be legal, say Indian surgeons.BMJ. 2013 Sep 17;347:f5623
  3. Bhaumik S. New Rotavirus vaccine in India faces controversy 2013 Sep 3;185(12):E563-4.
  4. Bhaumik S. Mental health bill is set to decriminalise suicide in India.BMJ. 2013 Aug 30;347:f5349.
  5. Bhaumik S . Doctors in the private sector should report adverse events after immunisation to complete dataset. BMJ. 2013 Aug 7;347:f4968.
  6. Bhaumik S. Flip flop policy over pioglitazone licence causes media storm in India. BMJ. 2013 Aug 6;347:f4937
  7. Bhaumik S. Indian doctors demand more specialisation seats and recognition for rural practice. BMJ. 2013 Jul 31;347:f4848.
  8. Bhaumik S. Study stokes debate over patterns of non-communicable disease in India. BMJ. 2013 Jul 23;347:f4695.
  9. Bhaumik S. Canadian program targets diarrhea-related child deaths in India. CMAJ. 2013 Jul 9;185(10):E472
  10. Bhaumik S. Aggressive Asian tiger mosquito invades Europe. CMAJ. 2013 Jul 9;185(10):E463-4.
  11. Bhaumik S. India’s health ministry bans pioglitazone, metamizole, and flupentixol-melitracen. BMJ. 2013 Jul 5;347:f4366.
  12. Bhaumik S. India’s human rights commission seeks answers over shortage of TB drugs. BMJ. 2013 Jul 3;347:f4301..
  13. Bhaumik S. Poor urban planning is contributing to rising cardiovascular disease in India, study concludes. BMJ. 2013 Jun 18;346:f3946..
  14. Bhaumik S. Doctors call for countries to step up the fight against rheumatic heart disease. BMJ. 2013 May 30;346:f3504.
  15. Bhaumik S. Campaign group claims that some cricketers in the Indian Premier League are breaching the rules on alcohol advertising. BMJ. 2013 May 21;346:f3303
  16. Bhaumik S. India tops world table for number of babies who die on day of birth. BMJ. 2013 May 15;346:f3123.
  17. Bhaumik S. India has world’s highest number of cervical cancer deaths. BMJ. 2013 May 13;346:f3108.
  18. Bhaumik S. Committee condemns Indian government for failing to withdraw 33 drugs that lack evidence. BMJ. 2013 May 7;346:f2915.
  19. Bhaumik S. Network of high quality cancer hospitals is planned for India. BMJ. 2013 May 3;346:f2858.
  20. Bhaumik S. Report card assesses contribution to global health of leading US and Canadian universities. BMJ. 2013 Apr 24;346:f2622.
  21. Bhaumik S. Bollywood delivers 143 billion tobacco images to Indian audiences each year. BMJ. 2013 Apr 24;346:f2608.
  22. Bhaumik S. Study estimates 390 million dengue cases a year in world, with India having highest burden. BMJ. 2013 Apr 12;346:f2339.
  23. Bhaumik S. Ban on smoking in workplaces in India has led to more smoke free homes. BMJ. 2013 Apr 8;346:f2186.
  24. Bhaumik S. Clofazimine should be used in all cases of leprosy, says Indian research council. BMJ. 2013 Mar 26;346:f1963.
  25. Bhaumik S. Swine flu grips northern and western India. BMJ. 2013 Mar 19;346:f1802.
  26. Bhaumik S. Increase to India’s health budget is not enough, say doctors. BMJ. 2013 Mar 4;346:f1428.
  27. Bhaumik S. Indian cabinet defers decision on National Urban Health Mission. BMJ. 2013 Feb 25;346:f1216.
  28. Bhaumik S. National Human Rights Commission issues notice to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital over deaths of children. BMJ. 2013 Feb 18;346:f1081.
  29. Bhaumik S. Private member’s bill proposes plain packaging of tobacco products in India. BMJ. 2013 Feb 13;346:f953.
  30. Bhaumik S. Oxfam calls for new regulations to reduce unnecessary hysterectomies in private hospitals. BMJ. 2013 Feb 8;346:f852.
  31. Bhaumik S. Cardiologists are putting in stents needlessly, doctors say. BMJ. 2013 Feb 4;346:f739..
  32. Bhaumik S. Medical regulator urges doctors to prescribe generic drugs. BMJ. 2013 Jan 28;346:f564.
  33. Bhaumik S. BRICS nations agree to collaborate on research and public health challenges. BMJ. 2013 Jan 18;346:f369.
  34. Bhaumik S. India launches stroke registry to combat “epidemic”. BMJ. 2013 Jan 11;346:f223.
  35. Bhaumik S. Missing the target — infant mortality in India. CMAJ. 2013 Jan 8;185(1):E49.
  36. Bhaumik S. Indian medical experts Shun chemical castration for rapists. BMJ. 2013 Jan 4;346:f64.
  37. Bhaumik S . India establishes Asia’s first biosafety level-4 laboratory. Nat Med J India 2013 ; 26 : 61
  38. Bhaumik S. Malaria funds drying up: World Malaria Report 2012. Nat Med J India 2013 ; 26 : 62
  39. Bhaumik S . Health implications of untested hormone-disrupting chemicals. Nat Med J India 2013 ; 26 : 125
  40. Bhaumik S, Biswas T. Free medicine for all in India. CMAJ. 2012 Oct 16;184(15):E783-4.
  41. Bhaumik S, Biswas T. From outlier to trendsetter. CMAJ. 2012 Sep 4;184(12):E635-6.
  42. Bhaumik S, Biswas T. India’s “rural doctor” proposal stirs criticism. CMAJ. 2012 Sep 4;184(12):E637-8.
  43. Bhaumik S. Twin Ebola outbreaks in Africa: Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo affected. Natl Med J India. 2012 Sep-Oct;25(5):317.
  44. Bhaumik S. India outlines plans for National Urban Health Mission. Lancet. 2012 Aug 11;380(9841):550.
  45. Bhaumik S. Data used to justify Indian HPV vaccination trial questioned. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Aug;13(8):e330.
  46. Riaz H, Bhaumik S. Police target doctors over strike action in Pakistan. Lancet. 2012 Jul 14;380(9837):97.
  47. Bhaumik S, Biswas T. India makes tuberculosis a notifiable disease. CMAJ. 2012 Jul 10;184(10):E519-20.
  48. Bhaumik S. India’s attempt to reform medical councils sparks protest. Lancet. 2012 Jun 30;379(9835):2414.
  49. Bhaumik S. Diesel engine fumes declared carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Nat Med J India 2012 ; 25 :254-255
  50. Bhaumik S. WHO warns about mercury in cosmetics. Nat Med J India 2012 ; 25 :255
  51. Bhaumik S. mHealth initiative to tackle non-communicable diseases. . Nat Med J India 2012 ; 25 : 380

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (oral presentations, posters, workshop, invited lectures)

• Delivered Lead Lecture on Identifying Research Priorities and Setting Research Agenda at the panel discussion on Identifying Research Priorities and Setting Research Agenda in Clinical Toxinology with a Focus on Snake Envenomation at the Toxinological Society of India Conference on November 22, 2014 at Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata[Invited Lecture]
• Presentation on : Perspective of different stakeholders in research priority setting for a public health problem in low and middle income nation at the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium 2014, Hyderabad, India on . Armstrong R, Bhaumik S, D’Amico R,Nasser M,Pottie K , Rana S.Setting research agendas: balancing public health and patient level priorities.[Special Session Lecture]
• Bhaumik S, Kirubakaran R, Matthew RJ, Tharyan P.Editorial policies and trial registration status for published trials in Indian medical journals. Abstracts of the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, 21-26 September 2014, Hyderabad, India. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Art. No. CD201200. [Oral Presentation: Presenting Author]
• Bhaumik S, Mathew RJ, Parthasarthy V.Mapping the growth of The Cochrane Collaboration in India. Abstracts of the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium 2014, 21-26 September 2014, Hyderabad, India. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Art. No. CD201200. [Poster Presentation: Presenting Author]
• Bhaumik S, Zachariah A,Tharyan P, Reginald A, Ramya I, Manjeera et al. Formulating a research agenda for neglected public health conditions in a low-and-middle-income nation: case study of a toxicology initiative in India . 58th National Conference of Indian Public Health Association, Tirupati, India Abstract Book 2014: 166 [Oral Presentation :Presenting Author]
• Delivered guest lecture on Setting research priorities for neglected tropical diseases : introducing the evidence sandwich model . Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata : 6th March 2014[Invited Lecture]
• Participated in the protocol development workshop on “Study of Snake envenomation syndromes, snake species-syndrome correlation and ASV dose finding for the Indian sub-continent” at the Christian Medical College, Vellore : March 11 & 12, 2013 [Protocol development Workshop]
• Mathew RJ, Bhaumik S, Barnabas JP, Parathasarathy V.Outcomes of Cochrane systematic review protocol development workshops in India. Abstracts of the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, 21-26 September 2014, Hyderabad, India. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Art. No. CD201200.[Poster][not presenting author]
• Paul Barnabas J, Tharyan P, Bhaumik S.Survey on health information needs, access and practice of evidence-informed healthcare among medical practitioners in India .Abstracts of the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, 21-26 September 2014, Hyderabad, India. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Art. No. CD201200.[Poster][not presenting author]
• Paul Barnabas J, Tharyan P, Bhaumik S, Kirubakaran R.Growth and development of the South Asian Database of Controlled Clinical Trials. Abstracts of the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium, 21-26 September 2014, Hyderabad, India. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014 Art. No. CD201200.[Poster][not presenting author]

Published in Journal Blogs/Health Magazines

• Nemani PK, Bhaumik S. Climate, environment and health. Your Health 2012 ; 61 (6): 4
• Bhaumik S. Information technology in healthcare: telemedicine. Your Health 2012;61(5):16-18
• Bhaumik S. Cancer : prevention is the cure . Your Health 2012;61(2):6-7
• Bhaumik S. Electronic gaming and the heart. Your Health 2011;60(9):22-23
• Bhaumik S, Walsh NP . Healthcare Information: The need to recognise its importance in Public Health. Your Health 2012;61(11):19-20
• Bhaumik S. WHO: Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care. Your Health 2012;61(12):7-8
• Bhaumik S. Is that a Christmas tree ? . Asian Stud Med J Blog. 2011-12-28. URL: Accessed: 2011-12-28. (Archived by WebCite® at
• Bhaumik S. Breaking the myth of medical research. Asian Stud Med J Blog. 2011-12-28. URL: Accessed: 2011-12-28. (Archived by WebCite® at
• Bhaumik S. The medicine behind head injury in football. J Pak Med Stud Blog 2012-5-27. URL :
• Bhaumik S. Cardiac defibrillators in football: high time to act. J Pak Med Stud Blog 2012-5-26. URL
• Bhaumik S. From a doctor to a soldier. J Pak Med Stud Blog 2012-5-28 URL :


List not exhaustive 

Please see the Category Publications for links to articles published.


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