“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 Associate Professor at Bangalore campus of Indian Institute of Public Health-H of Public Health Foundation of India. I am with foundation since April 2006.
I have completed 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 here.
I 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
Official page of Organization: PHFI
Facebook Group: Public Health in India