|Priscilla C Ngaihte|
Oral Health Specialist and Lecturer
Dr. Priscilla C Ngaihte completed her undergraduate training in Dentistry from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi in 2007 and joined PHFI in the same year as a future faculty fellow. She received her Master’s in Public Health (Global Health) from Simon Fraser University, Canada in September 2010. On completing her post-graduation she was appointed as the Oral Health Specialist at Public Health Foundation of India and Lecturer to Indian Institute of Public Health. Since her student years, Dr. Priscilla has been a keen advocate of community health development, involved in various spheres as an activist and youth leader in fund-raising activities.
Dr. Priscilla has a strong inclination towards medical research in public health and has been a recipient of a number of awards including the SFU Community Health Award for Health Research for her work around HIV and high risk communities in North East India, the India-SFU Scholar Award and the TD Canada Trust Award for Health Sciences. She was nominated as the T5 student representative for Boston University’s Web Portal in 2009 and a fellow for T5 Program (BU) for the same year. She was also one of the fellows for the Australian Leadership Award - Intensive Course on HIV Medicine from Sydney University 2011. Besides teaching at IIPH-D, she is currently working on two research projects titled ‘Assessing the relationship between Periodontal Health and Carotid Artery Intima-Media Wall Thickness’- An NIH funded pilot study centred at Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi and a Surveillance Study with Centre for Cardio-metabolic Risk Reduction for South Asia (CARRS) titled ‘Developing and Testing Integrated, Multi-factorial CVD Risk Reduction Delivery Strategies in South Asia’.