|Dr. Monika Arora|
Director – Health Promotion and Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr. Monika Arora is Director of Health Promotion Division at PHFI. She is a public health scientist, with research interest in health promotion and health advocacy for prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and promoting Adolescent Health and Development. Her expertise is in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating intervention programs; large scale group randomized trials as well as qualitative research on chronic disease prevention. She has published more than 90 scientific papers in high impact public health journals and her research recommendations have informed National Health Programs in India. She is an invited member of Expert Working Group on Implementation, Monitoring and Accountability convened by(WHO) Director General on Ending Childhood Obesity.
Dr. Arora is an invited member on various Technical and Expert Committees formed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on tobacco control,National Adolescent Health Strategy,Alcohol Control and programs on NCDs.Dr. Arora has been recipient of many prestigious grants from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, WHO, Wellcome Trust, UK and MoHFW, GOI.
She was awarded “2011 Best Practices award in Global Health” by the Global Health Council, USA and WHO Director General’s World No Tobacco Day Award (2012) acknowledging her contributions in tobacco control in India and South East Asia Region.
Dr. Arora has a PhD degree from Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She completed her MSc. (Child Development) from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University and MSc-Public Health (Health Promotion) from LSHTM (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) University of London, UK. She also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counseling of Children from IGNOU (1996-97) and PG Diploma in Epidemiology from LSHTM, UK.