Giridhara R Babu

“Public Health Matters because each Life Matters”

Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized efforts of the society (Detels). As an epidemiologist, I work with determinants of health or disease with other health-related factors in human populations. Currently, I am a faculty member of the Public Health Foundation of India, and work at Indian Institute of Public Health, Bangalore. 

I have Ph.D. in Epidemiology from UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles with doctoral research in Non-Communicable Diseases. Other details can be found hereI started my professional work experience as Junior Resident at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.  Subsequently, I worked with World Health Organization for more than 5 years. The details of work experience are provided here.

I am interested in the application of epidemiological methods in public health. With over thirteen years of public health experience in infectious diseases and doctoral level research in NCD’s, I am in constant endeavor to learn the dynamics of diseases in human populations. Currently, I am the principal investigator of setting up a birth cohort in Bangalore, India. The details about my research are listed here.

Areas of interest:

Life course epidemiology, Epidemiology methods, Occupational Health and Public health in LMIC


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