Awards/ Accolades/ Service


  • Member, State Vision Group, Karnataka State Government
  • Member of Epidemiology, Surveillance, & Research group, ICMR National Task Force for COVID-I9, India.
  • Co-Chair, BBMP Taskforce on COVID-19 Public Health Response, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bengaluru.
  • Member, Karnataka State Government Expert Committee for COVID19
  • Member, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Expert Committee for COVID19
  • Member, Karnataka State Government Technical Analysis Committee: COVID19
  • Consultation to State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab & Telangana


  • Member, Planning and Monitoring Board, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research (deemed university), PO No.62, Tamaka, Kolar
  • Member, UKRI International Development Peer Review College in evidence and recognition.


  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru [IISc]
  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee at Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru [IPH]


  • Coordinator, Strengthening primary care for health task force, knowledge commission, Govt. of Karnataka
  • Member, Committee for review and amendment of Karnataka Private Establishment Act, Govt. of Karnataka
  • Member, Nursing Council of India, Core group for curriculum for Nursing Health Practitioner
  • Member, NCD Core Technical Group, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India


  • Member, State level core committee for preventive of blindness and diabetic retinopathy, Govt. of Karnataka
  • Member, Technical Group, Rolling out Universal Health Coverage, Karnataka
  • Consulted to World Health Organization for Reprioritization of Diseases under India Surveillance Program
  • Member, Karnataka Knowledge Commission Taskforce on Health
  • Member, NCD Technical group, World Health Organization & CCDC, India
  • Member, Karnataka Private Establishments Act amendment, Government of Karnataka


  • Committee member, Karnataka Public Health (Act) Committee, Govt. of Karnataka


  • Led the Core committee, Action Group on National Urban Health Mission.
  • Nominated for Best on Twitter by Health System Global awards for Social Media, 2014.
  • Use of Social Media in Public Health: Experience with Public Health in India- A Facebook group.
  • Only external member on Committee to create Public health department and cadre in the state of Karnataka.
  • Led the Core Group on developing Universal Health Coverage pilots in the state of Karnataka.


  • Advisory Committee Member of Nutrition project, Ashoka Innovators for the public, Bengaluru Task Force for developing Karnataka Public Health Policy (KPHP) Karnataka Jnana Aayoga
  • Consultancy to WHO SEARO, for finalization of “Handbook on Public Health Programs at the District Level”, for South East Asia Regional Office-WHO (SEARO) to be implemented by all the SEARO countries.
  • Consultation provided to proposed Karnataka Public Health Act


  • Member, Governing Council. Karnataka State Health System Resources Centre, Bangalore.
  • Member, Executive committee of Karnataka State Health System Resources Centre, Bangalore.


  • Member, Public Health Cadre and Department reorganization, Government of Karnataka.
  • Blogs on Public Health Global Network Link: published on Nov 17, 2011


  • Represented and contributed at National level consultation. “Prioritising Newborn and Child Health: A Policy Advocacy Initiative to Build Informed Consensus and Mobilise Support by Translating Evidence to Action”. 23-24 November, 2010, New Delhi


  • Certification of Excellence for teaching at University of California Los Angeles.


  • Member of Chartered Class, National Board of Public Health Examiners, USA.


  • Recognized by WHO-NPSP for interrupting Polio transmission in the state of Karnataka.
  • Initiated and was founding member of Karnataka State Core Group on Routine Immunization.


  • Awarded by Rotary International for outstanding contribution to Polio eradication activities in India.
    Initiated and was founding member of Karnataka State Core Group on Routine Immunization.


  • Led the efforts to stop wild poliovirus transmission in Karnataka state.


  • Recipient of National Talent Search Award.
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