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Suparna Ghosh-Jerath
Additional Professor

Dr Ghosh-Jerath holds a Masters and PhD in Food & Nutrition from Delhi University. She is a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) in Australia and has more than 22 years of experience as a clinical, academic and research nutritionist. Currently, she is working at IIPH-Delhi, PHFI as a faculty and is an adjunct faculty at AcSIR (Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research) in the faculty of biological sciences since December 2015. She is an intermediate fellow with the Wellcome trust DBT India Alliance and is leading the research work tilted “Dietary diversity and nutritive value of indigenous foods in addressing food security and nutritional status of vulnerable tribal communities of India”.

She has worked as a Consultant (Health, Nutrition & Family Welfare Division) in Planning Commission of India. She has served as the National Coordinator for a World Bank assisted capacity building project on Food and Drug Safety under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI. She was a faculty with Lady Irwin College, Delhi University, India in the department of Foods and Nutrition. She has worked as a research dietitian in a clinical trial on phenylketonuria at the Children‘s Hospital at Westmead, Australia and a research assistant at the Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada. She started her career as a clinical nutritionist and worked with Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi for 5 years as a Senior Dietitian.

At IIPH Delhi, she is involved in teaching Public Health Nutrition, conducting trainings and short term workshops and conducting research in core area of maternal and child health nutrition. She is the lead faculty for a short term training workshop, which she has been conducting for the past 5 years for capacity building of program functionaries in managing severe acute malnutrition in under 5 years old children. She has also provided technical support to a community based initiative in rural Uttar Pradesh, where she was actively involved in development of a community based nutrition intervention, training modules and training of trainers for capacity building of grassroots level functionaries in maternal and child nutrition and behaviour change communication.

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Research Summary and Interests

Her research focusses on assessing nutritional status and dietary practices of women and children in the vulnerable communities like urban slum dwellers and tribal groups. She has also led research work in understanding the food environment of vulnerable communities. One of her research explores an important nexus between agro-biodiversity, hidden hunger, and rural indigenous communities. Her other research interests include studying food and nutrition policies for prevention of chronic diseases in India and health systems research. In clinical nutrition, she has a special interest in working with children with inborn error of metabolism.

Areas of Expertise
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Implementation Research
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