Srinath Reddy Kolli

Public Health Foundation of India

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Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is presently President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He has recently been appointed as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and is also an Adjunct Professor of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. PHFI is engaged in capacity building in Public Health in India through education, training, research, policy development, health communication and advocacy.

Having trained in cardiology and epidemiology, Prof. Reddy has been involved in several major international and national research studies including the INTERSALT global study of blood pressure and electrolytes, INTERHEART global study on risk factors of myocardial infarction, national collaborative studies on epidemiology of coronary heart disease and community control of rheumatic heart disease. Widely regarded as a leader of preventive cardiology at national and international levels, Prof. Reddy has been a researcher, teacher, policy enabler, advocate and activist who has worked to promote cardiovascular health, tobacco control, chronic disease prevention and healthy living across the lifespan. He edited the National Medical Journal of India for 10 years and is on editorial board of several international and national journals. He has more than 300 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals.

He has served on many WHO expert panels and chairs the Foundations Advisory Board of the World Heart Federation. He is a member of World Economic Forum's Global Health Board. He also chairs the Core Advisory Group on Health and Human Rights for the National Human Rights Commission of India. He is a member of the National Science and Engineering Research Board of Government of India. He is presently chairing the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage, set up by the Planning Commission of India. He also serves as the President, of the National Board of Examinations which deals with post-graduate medical education in India.

His contributions to public health have been recognized through several awards and honours. They include: WHO Director General's Award for Outstanding Global Leadership in Tobacco Control (World Health Assembly, 2003), Padma Bhushan (Presidential Honour, India, 2005), Queen Elizabeth Medal (Royal Society for Health Promotion, UK, 2005), Luther Terry Medal for Leadership in Tobacco Control (American Cancer Society, 2009), Membership of the US National Academies (Institute of Medicine, 2005), Fellowship of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2009), Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, UK (2009), Cutter Lecture (Harvard, 2006), Koplan Lecture (CDC, 2008), Gopalan Oration (2009), Ramalingaswami Oration (2010) and Paul sDudley White Lecture (AHA, 2010), Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by University of Aberdeen, Scotland (2011) and Dr. NTR Medical University (2o11).