Giridhara R Babu

“Public Health Matters because each Life Matters”-GRB

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.

I work as Additional Professor at Bangalore campus of Indian Institute of Public Health of PHFI at Bangalore. I am with foundation since April 2006.

I have PhD 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 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 principal investigator of setting up a birth cohort in Bangalore, India. You can find more details about my research here.

Areas of interest:

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

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