Tilakavati Karupaiah

1995-2017 Dietetics Program, Faculty of Health Sciences Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 
 2017- School of BioSciences, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences Taylor's University 
Lipids, renal nutrition, cardiometabolic studies, food environment policies
"Tilakavati Karupaiah"

Dr. Tilakavati Karupaiah is Strategic Research Interests Professor at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University in Malaysia. She was formerly Head of the Dietetics Program, National University of Malaysia. Her research program is related to health and disease bridging human clinical trials to nutritional epidemiology to the food environment. Her group’s research on cardiometabolic health is influencing Malaysia’s newest dietary guidelines and recommendations for fat consumption with contributions also to the Global Dietary Database. She has also contributed extensively to chronic kidney disease (CKD) research, both as an educator and nutrition expert. Dr. Karupaiah was the 2017 recipient of the Joel D Kopple Award from the National Kidney Foundation which annually honors an individual who has made significant contributions in renal nutrition. Her current research interests relate to CKD and the prevention of NCDs through food policy research. She is currently also working with the INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity / non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support) network for capacity building in food environment projects involving Malaysia and 8 other Asian countries. Capacity building is also driving her involvement in the advanced Global Renal Internet Course for Dietitians (GRID) [https://education.kidney.org/content/global-renal-nutrition-course-dietitians] project supported by the National Kidney Foundation, which aims to overcome the global lack of expertise in renal dietitians by giving affordable access to LMICs’ dietitians.
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Mohd Ismail Noor grad student 2000-2004 Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
 (PhD supervisor)
Kalyana Sundram grad student 2000-2004 Malaysian Palm Oil Board
 (Co-Supervisor for PhD programme)


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Bridget Kelly collaborator School of Social Science
 (Working together on food environment studies in population nutrition)
Boyd Swinburn collaborator 2016-2022 Population Nutrition and Global Health
 (Working together on food environment studies in population nutrition)
Pramod Khosla collaborator 2010-2025 School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Chemistry Tree)
 (Working together in cardiometabolic and renal nutrition studies)
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Ripon MSH, Ahmed S, Rahman T, et al. (2023) Dialysis capacity and nutrition care across Bangladesh: A situational assessment. Plos One. 18: e0291830
Karupaiah T, Mat Daud ZA, Khosla P, et al. (2023) Identifying challenges and potential solutions for sustainable kidney care delivery in selected Asian Countries. Journal of Renal Nutrition : the Official Journal of the Council On Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation
Kelly B, Backholer K, Boyland E, et al. (2023) Contemporary Approaches for Monitoring Food Marketing to Children to Progress Policy Actions. Current Nutrition Reports
Tallman DA, Khor BH, Karupaiah T, et al. (2022) NUTRITIONAL ADEQUACY OF ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS IN LOW PROTEN ANIMAL- AND PLANT-BASED DIETS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE PATIENTS. Journal of Renal Nutrition : the Official Journal of the Council On Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation
Singh BKS, Khor BH, Sahathevan S, et al. (2022) Barriers and Facilitators to Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition Implementation Targeting Protein Energy Wasting in Malaysian Hemodialysis Patients. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland). 10
Teong LF, Khor BH, Ng HM, et al. (2022) Effectiveness of a Nutritional Mobile Application for Management of Hyperphosphatemia in Patients on Hemodialysis: A Multicenter Open-Label Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 12
Garton K, Kraak V, Fanzo J, et al. (2022) A collective call to strengthen monitoring and evaluation efforts to support healthy and sustainable food systems: 'The Accountability Pact'. Public Health Nutrition. 1-13
Rahman T, Khor BH, Sahathevan S, et al. (2022) Protein Energy Wasting in a Cohort of Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nutrients. 14
Ng S, Yeatman H, Kelly B, et al. (2022) Identifying barriers and facilitators in the development and implementation of government-led food environment policies: a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews
Teong LF, Khor BH, Radion Purba K, et al. (2022) A Mobile App for Triangulating Strategies in Phosphate Education Targeting Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Malaysia: Development, Validation, and Patient Acceptance. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland). 10
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