Adelaide Dental School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
In August 2017, Dr Manasi Mittinty obtained her PhD in Medicine, entitled ‘Vitamin D deficiency and its role in chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain.’ She examined the role of vitamin D (deficiency and supplementation) in chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, from primary health care and patient perspective. She also investigated the intricate role play between psychological and social factors on persistent pain. In her post-doctoral researcher role at the Indigenous oral health Unit she is investigating how psychological and social factors impact individuals experiencing chronic pain, with a specific focus on Indigenous Australians.
Manasi M Mittinty is a research associate in the Indigenous Oral Health Unit under the mentorship of Prof Lisa Jamieson. She completed her PhD in Medicine at the University of Adelaide, where her research focused on examining the role of vitamin D deficiency on chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain.
During her PhD studies, she broadened her research interests to include pain and pain education, patient-provider relationship and patient expected outcomes.
Currently, her primary research interest is investigating role of fear of pain and coping styles on patients’ expectations of recovery, using FOP-III Questionnaire, and to develop innovative approaches to treat chronic pain patients.
Date Position Institution name 2017 - ongoing Tutor- Quality Use of Medicines University of South Australia 2016 - ongoing Tutor-Pharmacology 3 University of South Australia 2015 - ongoing Tutor- Cased Based Learning (year 2 and 3) School of Medicine 2013 - 2014 Densitometrist Osteoscan 2013 - 2015 Tutor- Public Health School of Medicine, University of Adelaide 2012 - ongoing Scientific Reviwer- Joanans Briggs Institute Joanna Briggs Institute
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Award International Scholar Grant West Virginia University United States - 2017 Award Travel award - Australia - 2016 Award School of Medicine Travel Award The University of Adelaide Australia - 2016 Award International Association for the Study of Pain Travel Award - United States - 2016 Award Travel Award Australian Pain Society Australia - 2015 Award Australian Pain Society Travel grant Australian Pain Society - - 2014 Award Faculty of Health Science Best student poster award Florey International Conference Australia - 2013 Award Australian Pain Society Travel grant Australian Pain Society Australia - 2013 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award The University of Adelaide Australia - 2008 Achievement Dean's award for academic excellence St Petersburg, State Medical Academy Russian Federation - 2006 Achievement Dean's award for academic excellence St Petersburg, State Medical Academy - -
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Marathi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Russian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Sanskrit Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 - 2017 School of Medicine, The University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Medicine) 2010 - 2011 University of Queensland Australia Graduate Diploma of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2002 - 2008 St. Petersburg State Medical Academy Russia MD (Honors Degree)
Date Title Institution name Country 2013 Bone Densitometry Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society Australia 2012 Laser safety certificate course Australia Laser Alliance - 2011 CEP Certificate Course on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Indian Institute of Technology India
Year Citation 2017 Mittinty, M. (2017). Vitamin D deficiency and its role in Chronic Nonspecific Musculoskeletal
Pain.. The University of Adelaide.
Year Citation 2020 Mittinty, M. M., & Simons, L. (2020). EXAMINING IF CHILDREN OR PARENTS ARE BETTER PREDICTORS OF POOR PROGNOSTIC FACTORS FOR THE CHILDREN, OVERTIME USING THE ACTOR -PARTNER INTERDEPENDENCE MODEL. In INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL Vol. 50 (pp. 31). WILEY. 2017 Gaikwad, M. N. (2017). Efficacy of vitamin D therapy on Chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain: A Systematic review and meta-analysis. In IASP. Yokohoma, Japan. 2016 Mittinty, M. M. (2016). Can vitamin D supplementation aaleviate chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain?. In APS. Perth, Australia. 2015 Gaikwad, M. N. (2015). GPs' perspective on managing chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain. In Australian Pain Society. Brisbane, QLD. 2012 Gaikwad, M. N., Mittinty, N. M., & Rogers, M. J. (2012). Effect of digital infrared thermal imaging and cold laser therapy on chronic lower back pain. In E. L. Laakso, & C. Young (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th World Association for Laser Therapy Congress, WALT 2012 (pp. 29-32). Australian Med Laser Assoc (AMLA), Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA: MEDIMOND S R L.
Year Citation 2016 Gaikwad, M. N. (2016). Does Vitamin D supplementation alleviate chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. Poster session presented at the meeting of EPS. Siena, Italy. 2016 Mittinty, M. M. (2016). Can vitamin D deficinency could be a reason for Chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain?. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Pain Society. Perth. 2015 Gaikwad, M. (2015). Vitamin D and chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain. Poster session presented at the meeting of 40th Annual Scientific Meeting New Zealand Pain Society (NZPS 2015). Auckland, New Zealand.
Year Citation 2017 Candy Gulko. (2017). Vitamin D for Pain Relief? It Depends. MedPage Today. 2014 Gaikwad, M. N. (2014). GP guidelines needed for chronic pain treatment. The University of Adelaide.
2018 Australian Government Endeavour Postdoctoral fellowship
2013-2016 Australian Postgraduate Award
Tutor- Cased Based Learning (year 2 and 3), School of Medicine, Jul 2015 - presentEdit
Tutor-Pharmacology 3, School of Phramacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Jul 2016 - presentEdit
Tutor- Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Jun 2013 - Jun 2015Edit
Tutor- Quality Use of Medicines, School of Phramacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, Feb 2017 - present
Date Role Membership Country 2017 - ongoing Co-Chair Sex, Gender and Pain United States 2014 - ongoing - Environment Protection Agency Australia 2013 - ongoing - Australian Pain Society - 2012 - ongoing - International Association for the Study of Pain - 2012 - ongoing - World Association of Laser Therapy - 2012 - ongoing - Australian Medical Laser Association -
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