Dr Manasi Mittinty

Manasi Mittinty
PhD Student
Adelaide Nursing 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 and Adelaide Nursing School, she is involved in the LISTEN and KT project and is also investigating the mechanistic pathways by which the psychological and social factors impact patient recovery.

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Dr Manasi Mittinty

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 and Adelaide Nursing School, she is involved in the LISTEN and KT project and is also investigating the mechanistic pathways by which the psychological and social factors impact patient recovery.

Manasi M Mittinty is a research associate in the Adelaide Nursing School and Indigenous Oral Health Unit under the mentorship of Prof Gillian Harvey and 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.

In addition, Manasi is also working on Knowledge Translation Framework and LISTEN project under the mentorship of Prof Harvey.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Tutor- Quality Use of Medicines University of South Australia
2016 Tutor-Pharmacology 3 University of South Australia
2015 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 Scientific Reviwer- Joanans Briggs Institute Joanna Briggs Institute

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2016 Award School of Medicine Travel Award The University of Adelaide
2016 Award International Association for the Study of Pain Travel Award
2016 Award Travel Award Australian Pain Society
2015 Award Australian Pain Society Travel grant Australian Pain Society
2014 Award Faculty of Health Science Best student poster award Florey International Conference
2013 Award Australian Pain Society Travel grant Australian Pain Society
2013 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award The University of Adelaide
2008 Achievement Dean's award for academic excellence St Petersburg, State Medical Academy
2006 Achievement Dean's award for academic excellence St Petersburg, State Medical Academy

Language Competencies

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

Education

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)

Certifications

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

Research Interests

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Health Promotion, Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Primary Health Care, Public Health, Indigenous and Disadvantaged Health, Musculoskeletal Health, Neuroscience, Behaviour and Brain Health

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Gaikwad, M. (2017). A qualitative exploration of GPs’ perspectives on managing chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain in Australian general practice – a focus group study. Family Medicine and Community Health, -.
10.15212/FMCH.2017.0125
2017 Gaikwad, M., Vanlint, S., Moseley, G., Mittinty, M. & Stocks, N. (2017). Factors Associated with Vitamin D Testing, Deficiency, Intake, and Supplementation in Patients with Chronic Pain. Journal of Dietary Supplements, 1-13.
10.1080/19390211.2017.1375060
2017 Mittinty, M., Lee, J., de. C. Williams, A. & Curran, N. (2017). Exploring patient experiences of a pain management centre: A qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Online, 1-4.
10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.09.017
2017 Gaikwad, M., Vanlint, S., Moseley, G., Mittinty, M. & Stocks, N. (2017). Understanding patient perspectives on management of their chronic pain: Online survey protocol. Journal of Pain Research, 10, 31-35.
10.2147/JPR.S124710
2017 Gaikwad, M., Vanlint, S., Mittinity, M., Moseley, G. & Stocks, N. (2017). Does vitamin D supplementation alleviate chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Rheumatology, 36, 5, 1201-1208.
10.1007/s10067-016-3205-1
2017 Mittinty, M. M., Brennan, D. S., Randall, C. L., McNeil, D. W., Mittinty, M. N. & Jamieson, L. (2017). Influence of Fear of Pain and Coping Strategies on Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient-Anticipated Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Pain: Cross-Sectional Study Protocol.. JMIR research protocols, 6, 9, e176-.
10.2196/resprot.8205

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Gaikwad, M. N. (2017). Efficacy of vitamin D therapy on Chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain: A Systematic review and meta-analysis. International Association for the Study of Pain. Yokohoma, Japan.
2016 Mittinty, M. M. (2016). Can vitamin D supplementation aaleviate chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain?. Australian Pain Society. Perth, Australia.
2015 Gaikwad, M. N. (2015). GPs' perspective on managing chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain. 2015 Australian Pain Society. Brisbane, QLD.
2012 Gaikwad, M., Mittinty, N. & Rogers, M. (2012). Effect of digital infrared thermal imaging and cold laser therapy on chronic lower back pain.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Mittinty, M. M. (2016). Can vitamin D deficinency could be a reason for Chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain?. Australian Pain Society. Perth.
2016 Gaikwad, M. N. (2016). Does Vitamin D supplementation alleviate chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain. 2016 European Pain School. Siena, Italy.
2015 Gaikwad, M. N. (2015). Vitamin D and chronic non-specific musculoskeletal pain. Annual Scientific Meeting New Zealand Pain Society. Auckland, New Zealand.

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2014 Gaikwad, M. N.; (2014); GP guidelines needed for chronic pain treatment;
  • 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

Memberships

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
Position
PhD Student
Phone
83131630
Campus
North Terrace
Org Unit
General Practice

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