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. In addition he holds Visiting Scientist position at Harvard School of Public Health, position of International Fellow at McMaster University, Canada and Madhu and Hari Varshney Visiting Professorship at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is also the Head of the WHO collaborating Centre for Surveillance, Capacity building and Translational Research in Cardio‐ Metabolic Diseases in South East Asia region. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2011 and Fellow of the National academy of Sciences , India in 2011. He is currently the chair of the Science committee of the World Heart Federation and the Chair, Executive Council of the International Society of Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP). 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). This centre conducts cutting edge research in the prevention of chronic diseases in India and the developing world.
His work spans from mechanistic research to understand the causes for increased propensity of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among Indians, to developing solutions for CVD through translational research and human resource development. He has received funding from NHLBI, Wellcome Trust, European Commission and several other international and national funding bodies. He has mentored over 50 post-doctoral and doctoral students so far. He has authored several chapters and over 500 scholarly papers with an H index of 91. Listed as the topmost researcher in Medicine in India terms of publications for the years 2009-2014 by Scopus and Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. He is the lead editor of the Cardiovascular Disease Volume of the latest Disease Control Priorities Project. He is the lead editor of Tandon’s text book of Cardiology a two volume comprehensive book on Cardiology for Indian Cardiologists and Fellows.
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