Obtained MBBS (1981) and MD (Community Medicine
1985) from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow. Was recipient of
Gold Medals in Anatomy and Physiology, Dr C
Mani Gold Medal for Best Intern and University Gold Medal for Best Postgraduate.
Professor and Head, Dept
of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
since 2014. Also headed the department at Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Delhi and BP Koirala Institute
of Health Sciences, Nepal.
WHO Fellowship at UCLA and UC Berkeley in 1989; Australian Leadership
Award at University of Melbourne in 2008; Dhanwantari
Oration in 2014; and Dr AL Saha Memorial
Oration in 2008. A Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences
(2005), Indian Public Health Association (1995) and Indian Association
of Preventive & Social Medicine (2006). Been a part of
WHO-SEAR team for evaluation of National Immunization Technical
Advisory Groups (NITAG) in the region. Been
the Technical Expert to WHO on Evaluation of WHO Collaborating Centres
in SEAR, Community-based Services, and Prevention and Control of Injury
and Violence. Has co-chaired the Committee for Revision of
National AEFI Guidelines.
A Member of: National AEFI Committee and Causality Assessment
Committee for AEFI related to COVID-19 Vaccines; India Expert Advisory
Groups on Polio and Measles-Rubella; Central Coordinating Team of
International Clinical Epidemiology Network; and Board of
Studies, School of Medicine, GGS Indraprastha
University. Also been: Board Member, School of Health
Sciences, IGNOU; Member, Institutional Ethics Committee of Public
Health Foundation of India; and Member of several of Indian Council of
Medical Research’s Apex Committees and Expert Groups.
Worked as the Editor, Indian Journal of Community
Medicine; Advisor and Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Public Health.
On the advisory and editorial boards of several biomedical journals. Completed
14 multicenter transnational projects, and published 147 papers in peer
reviewed journals and books.