Dr Lithin Zacharias


I am currently involved in the INCISIVE project, which is part of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Our primary goal is to develop and validate an AI-based toolbox to enhance the accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, interpretability, and cost-effectiveness of existing cancer imaging methods. Additionally, we are creating a secure, pan-European federated repository of medical images that complies with ethical, legal, and privacy standards. Our aim is to facilitate data sharing and drive the widespread adoption of AI solutions in cancer diagnosis, prediction, and follow-up. As an active participant in INCISIVE, I am dedicated to advancing healthcare imaging and contributing to innovative AI-driven solutions that can revolutionize cancer care.

Academic responsibilities

Research Associate


  • PhD in Psychiatric Social Work
  • MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Work


My research expertise includes:

  • Technology Enabled Care in Cancer 
  • Palliative Care Interventions in Cancer
  • Neuro-Palliative Care
  • Mental Health
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Disaster Mental Health 



  • Hesso I, Kayyali R, Zacharias L, Charalambous A, Lavdaniti M, Stalika E, Ajami T, Acampa W, Boban J, Gebara SN. Cancer care pathways across seven countries in Europe: what are the current obstacles? And how can artificial intelligence help?. Journal of Cancer Policy. 2023 Nov 25:100457.
  • Hesso I, Kayyali R, Dolton DR, Joo K, Zacharias L, Charalambous A, Lavdaniti M, Stalika E, Ajami T, Acampa W, Boban J. Cancer care at the time of the fourth industrial revolution: an insight to healthcare professionals' perspectives on cancer care and artificial intelligence. Radiation Oncology. 2023 Oct 9;18(1):167.
  • Zacharias L, Christy J, Roopesh BN, Binu VS, Das SK, Sekar K. Development of an instrument on psychosocial adaptation for people living in a disaster-prone area. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2022 Jan 1; 68:102716.
  • Lithin Z, Thomas PT, Warrier GM, Bhaskar A, Nashi S, Vengalil S, Polavarapu K, Kumar P, Yadav R, Alladi S, Atchayaram N. Palliative care needs and care giver burden in neurodegenerative diseases: A cross sectional study. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. 2020 May;23(3):313.
  • Lithin Z, Harikrishnan U, Jayakumar C, Sekar K. Psychosocial Perspective of Nipah Virus Outbreak in Kerala. India. Int J Sci Study. 2019; 6:159-62.
  • Zacharias L, Ragesh G, Hamza A. The ‘Iron lady'-A Case Report. J Infect Dis Ther.2018; 6: 380. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000380
  • Fernandez S, Zacharias L, Harikrishnan U. Case Studies on Elderly and Institutionalization in the Southern region of Kerala. Journal of Social Work Education and Practice. 2018;3(3):54-8.
  • Ragesh G, Zacharias L, Thomas PT. Palliative care social work in India: Current status and future directions. Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2017 Jan;23(1):93.

Book Chapter

  • Elizabeth K Thomas & Lithin Zacharias. Psycho-social Intervention for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with Poor Drug Compliance: A Case Report. In: Nagaraj Naik M, Shashidhar Channappa, editors. A Practical Handbook on Social Case Study in Different Social Work Settings. 1st ed. India: Suvvi Publication; 2020. p. 90-106