Prof. Giridhara R Babu

Professor & Head Life-course epidemiology

Public Health Foundation of India, IIPH,
Bengaluru, SIHFW premises, Beside leprosy hospital,Magadi Road. Bangalore-560023


Professor and Head – Life Course Epidemiology at Public Health Foundation of India. I have a medical degree (MBBS) from Kasturba medical college, Manipal, and have completed MPH and PhD from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I have two decades of experience in public health research, practice, and academics. I began my career at the Center for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi as a Junior Resident. I also worked with the World Health Organization (WHO), where I led the efforts in stopping polio transmission in the state of Karnataka. I initiated advocacy for Measles surveillance in Karnataka leading to the constitution of Multi Year Plan (MYP) for Measles elimination in India. I have been awarded the prestigious intermediate, and now the senior fellowship of Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance to start and expand a cohort study in Bangalore. The cohort is named as MAASTHI (Maternal Antecedents of Adiposity Studying the Transgenerational Role of Hyperglycemia and Insulin). 

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Giridhara R Babu

Public Health Foundation of India, IIPH-H,
Bangalore campus, SIHFW premises, Beside leprosy hospital, Magadi Road. Bangalore-560023

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