Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Statistics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 1993.
Senior research officer Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar, India, 1995—2000, deputy director India, since 2000.
Member Indian Public Health Association, Society for International Development, Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Society for Medical Statistics, Indian Society for Human Genetics, International Association for Human Biologists, South Carolina Roy Institute of Anthropological Studies, Nutritional Society of India, Anthropological Association of Orissa.
Married Yadlapalli Kusuma, April 28, 1969. 1 child Seetha Bontha Manasa.