Strategies and Tactics to Address the Chronic Disease Burden in India

Strategies and Tactics to Address the Chronic Disease Burden in India

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Philippines Conference Room

Encina Hall, 3rd floor, Central

  • D. Prabhakaran

In this public colloquium, a leading expert on public health in India discusses strategies and tactics to address the chronic disease burden in India. Drawing from the cutting edge research of the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, D. Prabhakaran will discuss the prevention and management of chronic diseases in India and the developing world, including initiatives to create solutions for cardiovascular disease through translational research and human resource development.

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Professor D. Prabhakaran is a cardiologist and epidemiologist by training. He is an internationally renowned researcher and is currently the Vice President- Research & Policy, Public Health Foundation of India, Executive Director of Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India and Professor (Epidemiology) London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. He heads the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions at PHFI which is a joint initiative of four leading institutions (Public Health Foundation of India, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Emory University). His work spans from mechanistic research to understand the causes for increased propensity of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among Indians, to developing solutions for CVD. Prof. Prabhakaran is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, UK, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, and an Adjunct Professor at the Emory University. He is member of Executive Council of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and Chair of the International Society of CVD Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP). He has received funding from NHLBI, Wellcome Trust, European Commission and several other international and national funding bodies.  He has mentored over 40 post-doctoral and doctoral students so far. He has authored several chapters and over 375 scholarly papers with an H index of 59. He is the lead editor of the Cardiovascular Disease Volume of the latest Disease Control Priorities Project.

About the Colloquia:

In 2016, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, in collaboration with the Stanford Center for South Asia, launched a series of public lectures to broaden our understanding and discussion of contemporary India — its enormous domestic potential and problems, its place in the region and the world, and the ambitious agenda of the new Modi administration. Building on the strong engagement of those issues from across the university community and beyond, we are continuing the series, with generous support from the U.S. India Business Council, in the 2017-2018 academic year. We will  draw business, political, diplomatic and academic experts from the U.S. and India to explore topics including India’s innovation economy, India-China relations, India’s pivotal role in global health, and U.S.-India relations. 


This Colloquia is co-sponsored with the U.S.-India Business Council 

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  and the Stanford Center for South Asia