Dr. Jeemon Panniyammakal is Associate Professor of chronic disease epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India and a Wellcome Trust-DBT Clinical and Public Health Intermediate Fellow. He has obtained a Ph.D degree in medical cardiology from the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK with a Wellcome Trust fellowship. He has over a decade of research experience at the national level and developed a focus on cardiovascular disease epidemiology. He was involved in several landmark epidemiological studies (e.g., The Sentinel surveillance study in Indian Industrial population, Heart Failure Registry), clinical trials (e.g., The ADVANCE study), complex public health intervention studies (e.g., Worksite programme for CVD risk reduction) and quality improvement initiatives (e.g., quality improvement initiatives in acute coronary syndrome management). His current research interests are in development, implementation and evaluation of complex public health intervention studies for cardiovascular risk reduction in low and middle income country settings. His major publications are available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=jeemon+p and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=panniyammakal+j.