K. Srinath Reddy

Public Health Foundation of India

Professor K. Srinath Reddy is a founding member of PHFI and has been providing leadership to the foundation since its inception in March 2006. Prior to this Professor Reddy headed the Department of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He graduated from the Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad and later trained at AIIMS, where he received his MD (Medicine) and DM (Cardiology) degrees with high academic honors. A clinical cardiologist also trained in epidemiology from McMaster University, Canada; he has committed his career to preventive cardiology and public health.

Professor Reddy has been involved in several major international and national research studies that have contributed significantly to the growing discourse in both medicine and public health; 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. With over 250 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals, having edited the National Medical Journal of India for ten years and as a member of the editorial board of several international and national journals he has been the recipient of several prestigious literary awards like the Global Peace Essay Contest organized by Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR) and the Times of India National Essay Contest on Human Rights. He has been a recipient of research grants from noted scientific agencies including the Indian Council of Medical Research, NIH (Fogarty), Wellcome Trust, WHO, British Heart Foundation and the Global Forum for Health Research.

Professor Reddy also serves as a member of the DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors