Public Health Foundation of India,
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is President of the Public Health Foundation of India. Until recently he headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
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, and national collaborative studies on epidemiology of coronary heart disease and community control of rheumatic heart disease. He is Coordinator of the Initiative for Cardiovascular Health Research in the Developing Countries (IC Health), a global partnership programme which promotes research for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in developing countries. He has served on many WHO expert panels and is on the Board of the World Heart Federation. He edited the National Medical Journal of India for 10 years and is on the editorial board of several international and national journals. He has more than 220 scientific publications in international and Indian peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. Reddy was awarded the WHO Director General’s Award for Global Leadership in Tobacco Control at the 56th World Health Assembly in May 2003. He was conferred the prestigious national award PADMA BHUSHAN by the President of India on the occasion of the 57th Republic Day of India, in 2005. The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, UK, awarded him the Queen Elizabeth Medal in 2005. He was elected Foreign Associate Member of the Institute of Medicine (US National Academies) in 2004. He has been recipient of research grants from the Indian Council of Medical Research, NIH (Fogarty), Wellcome Trust, WHO, British Heart Foundation and the Global Forum for Health Research.