The Asia Health Policy Program hosted jointly with the School of Medicine,
Health Research and Policy Department, Division of Epidemiology
Speaker bio: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA. Is Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health, Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center and Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta, USA. He was formerly, chief of the diabetes science branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and intramural scholar at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Noted for substantial, multidisciplinary work in diabetes, he has published more than 430 peer-reviewed papers, including several high-impact studies. Narayan’s work exemplifies his leadership in diabetes public health, and he is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine. His other honors include the American Diabetes Associations’ Kelly West award for outstanding achievement in epidemiology, Danish Diabetes Academy Visiting Professor award, Government of India, Nehru Chair 2016, Emory University’s Mentor of the Year award, and Marion Creekmore award for Internationalization.