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I am a nutritionist and holds a Master degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Delhi (India). As a public health professional, I have been involved in designing, implementation, management and evaluation of setting-based, multi-component behavior change interventions for schools, colleges, marginalized communities and workplaces on various health issues, primarily on prevention and control of Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) risk factors. I have contributed to research studies and programmes focusing on adolescent health, tobacco control and cessation, promotion of healthy diet and physical activity, diabetes and CVD prevention and management, obesity, among youth as well as adults. I have worked closely with various Government Ministries at central and state level and civil society organizations on several health promotion interventions and capacity building efforts.
Life Membership: Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)
Life Membership: Delhi Dietetic Association (DDA)
2019: Member of Working Group for updating the prototype training material for the Programme Staff of National Tobacco Control Programme (April, 2019) formulated by the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW).
2019: Member of Members’ Advisory Group formulated by the World Heart Federation (WHF)
2018: Member of National Technical Working Group on developing School Health Curriculum under AYUSHMAN BHARAT, formed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
2018: Member of Expert group for developing Implementation Guidelines for the Programme Managers under Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) for effective planning and implementation of RKSK at state and district level, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
2017: Member, Abstract Committee and Youth Engagement Committee, 11th World congress on Adolescent Health to be held in New Delhi, India in October, 2017.
Research Summary and Interests
I have been involved in designing, implementation, management and evaluation of setting-based, multi-component behavior change interventions for schools, colleges, marginalized communities and workplaces on various health issues. I have a special interest in research related to prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in low- and middle-income country settings. I have expertise and experience in qualitative research with designing of qualitative tools, protocols and qualitative data collection. I have published my research work in leading national and international peer reviewed journals and also contributed to book chapters and reports.
Areas of Expertise
- Adolescent Health
- Public Health Nutrition
- Non-Communicable Diseases(NCDs) and Injuries
- Tobacco Control
- Health Promotion
- Qualitative Research