क्षेत्रीय आयुर्विज्ञान अनुसंधान केन्द्र
(भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान अुनसंधान परिषद)

पोर्ट ब्लेयर, भारत

Dr Rehnuma Parvez

Scientist - D

Division of Tuberculosis
Regional Medical Research Centre, (ICMR)
Post Bag # 13
Port Blair - 744 101
A&N Islands

Mob: +91 9434295095
Email: parvezr@icmr.org.in | drrehnuma25@gmail.com

Research Specialization

Medical Virology
Reproductive Health

Dr. Rehnuma Parvez

Degree Year Institution University
MBBS 2003 Thrissur Medical College Calicut University
M.Sc. Microbiology 2015 Periyar University Periyar University

Institution Designation Duration
RMRC Port Blair Scientist - D May 2017 - Till date
Scientist - C Sep 2011 - Apr 2017
Scientist - B May 2007 - August 2011
DHS, Port Blair Medical Officer March 2004 to March 2008


  • Life member of Indian Medical Association
  • Member of American Thoracic Society


  • MECOR Workshop on “Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical & Operations Research”Level-1 from 31 May- 6 June 2009 at NIE Chennai
  • “Basic Course in Statistics for Medical Doctors, Scientists & Other Research Investigators” from 24 June-28 June 2013 at NIE Chennai
  • “TB Laboratory Management training” in Hyderabad from 14 to 18 December 2015
  • “MECOR (Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operational Research) India”,Course Level 2, in Jaipur from January 18-23, 2016.
  • “Workshop on Bioinformatics-Recent advances in Genomics”, RMRC, Port Blair from 28-29 March 2016.

Completed Projects

as PI

  • Assessment of morbidity and mortality trends among the rural population of Rangat, Middle Andaman
  • Estimation of prevalence of genital tuberculosis among the women of Andaman Islands (ICMR intramural)
  • Reproductive tract Infection among the women of Andaman Islands (ICMR intramural)
  • A retrospective study on the cancer profile of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ICMR intramural)
  • Prevalence of high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) types16 and 18 among the population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ICMR intramural)
  • Investigation of outbreak of viral lower respiratory infection (LRI) in pediatric age group in Port Blair (ICMR intramural)

as CO-PI
  • Antenatal Screening For HBsAg and prevention of perinatal transmission of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection with Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin and /or Hepatitis B vaccine in a tribal community in Car Nicobar
  • Assessment of impregnated bed net usage and its impact on malaria in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the tribal population

On-going Projects
  • Supervising the lab activities of the IRL TB of our centre, providing diagnostic support to RNTCP Processing of the sputum specimen from the clinically suspected and follow up cases of TB and MDRTB by microscopy, culture and DST. Providing monthly reports to STO and quarterly reports to NIRT (Chennai)
  • Also supervising the laboratory activities of the sample received under TB-Tribal project“Estimate the burden of TB among the tribal population and develop an innovative health system model to strengthen TB control” and maintaining the clinical and lab records of all symptomatic cases

Research Publications

  • Rehnuma Parvez, Suresh Hedau, Debdutta Bhattacharya Haimanti Bhattacharjee, N. Muruganandam, Bhudev C Das, M. K. Saha , A. P. Sugunan , Paluru Vijayachari. High risk HPV infection among the tribal and non-tribal women of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. Public Health. 2012 Jan;126(1):67-9. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
  • R Parvez, AP Sugunan, MK Saha, N Muruganandam R.Thamizhmani Gynecological Morbidity among the rural women of Andaman Islands-Community Based Study. Int.J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci (2016) 5(4): 28-31.
  • Rehnuma Parvez, A. P. Sugunan, M. K. Saha.2016. Prevalence of infertility and its socio-economic determinants among the rural women of Andaman Islands India. Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) (2016) 15(4):39-41