Dr. Subhojit Dey completed his MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry and MD in Alternative Medicine from Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata before doing MPH in International health Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health (UMSPH). He also completed his PhD in Epidemiology from UMSPH with a focus on cancer epidemiology and environment in 2009.
Subhojit has had continued interest in the health of populations in developing countries having worked extensively in USA, Africa and India in collaboration with National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France.
His expertise lies in the area cancer research – mainly women’s cancers. His other areas of research include alternative medicine, environmental health, urban health, non-communicable diseases, health and behaviour change communication, health systems, advocacy and policy. He has more than 30 scientific publications including articles, books and book chapters on above areas.
Working as a faculty in IIPH Delhi and adjunct faculty at AcSIR, Subhojit plans to improve the level of cancer research and control in India by better utilising cancer registry data, kick-starting novel research projects and increasing collaborations within and outside India. He also has interests in alternative medicine and he is keen to increase research in this area as well. He currently leads the national efforts on state-level estimation of disease burden in cancer at PHFI as a part of the Global Burden of Disease project, co-chairs the Cancer Interest Group at PHFI and is also honorary Director – Research at the Indian Cancer Society, Delhi.
Subhojit is also involved in teaching and training multiple modules, classes and workshops related to epidemiology, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, environmental health and quantitative health research.
Area of Interest
Cancer, non-communicable diseases, alternative medicine, environmental health, urban health, health and behaviour change communication, health systems, advocacy, and policy.