Prof. Giridhara R Babu
Professor & Head Life-course epidemiology
Public Health Foundation of India, IIPH-H,
Bangalore campus, SIHFW premises, Beside leprosy hospital,Magadi Road. Bangalore-560023
Professor and Head – Life Course Epidemiology at Public Health Foundation of India. I have a medical degree (MBBS) from Kasturba medical college Manipal and have completed MPH and PhD from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles). He has two decades of experience in public health research, practice and academics. I began his career at the Center for Community Medicine of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi as a Junior Resident. Next, he worked with the World Health Organization where I led the efforts in stopping polio transmission in the state of Karnataka. He initiated advocacy for Measles surveillance in Karnataka leading to the constitution of Multi Year Plan (MYP) for Measles elimination in India. I have awarded the prestigious intermediate and now the senior fellowship of Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance to start and expand cohort study. The cohort is named as MAASTHI (Maternal Antecedents of Adiposity Studying the Transgenerational Role of Hyperglycemia and Insulin).
Cesarean section (C-section) delivered infants are more likely to be colonized by opportunistic pathogens, resulting in altered growth. We examined whether C-section (elective/emergency) vs vaginal delivery was associated with altered weight and linear growth at 1 year of life..