|Suparna Ghosh Jerath|
She holds a Masters and a PhD in Food & Nutrition from Delhi University. She is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) in Australia. Her Ph.D work was on “Development of a counselling module for prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in children of parents with premature CHD”.
Suparna has more than 16 years of experience as a Clinical, Academic and Research Nutritionist. She has extensive experience as a senior clinical nutritionist and started her career as a senior dietician at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. She has worked as a research dietician with the Western Sydney Genetics Program, Australia and as a researcher at Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada. She has also worked as a Consultant (Health, Nutrition & Family Welfare Division) in the Planning Commission of India, a lecturer in Lady Irwin College, Delhi University and the National Coordinator for a World Bank assisted capacity building project on Food and Drug Safety under the Government of India.
At IIPH Delhi, she is working as an Associate Professor and is actively involved in teaching Public Health Nutrition, doing research in the area of maternal and child health nutrition and nutrition in prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. She is also involved in coordinating workshops for capacity building of program managers, government officials, nutritionists and dieticians.
Area of Interest
Maternal and child health nutrition, nutrition in chronic degenerative diseases, nutrition in metabolic disorders.