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Dr.Giridhar R Babu is Associate Professor at Public Health Foundation of India. He is associated with PHFI since August 2006. Giridhar possesses PhD and MPH from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from NLSIU, Bangalore and MBA in Hospital Administration. He graduated (M.B.B.S) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. His professional experience began at the Centre for Community Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, charted successively with more than half decade with World Health Organization. During this period, he firmed orientation to India’s public health situation including efforts in trying conditions of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, led the efforts in stopping polio transmission in the state of Karnataka, constituted state core group on routine immunization and initiated advocacy for Measles surveillance in Karnataka leading to constitution of Multi Year Plan (MYP) for Measles elimination in India. Subsequently, Giridhar worked as special Reader with Dr.Jørn Olsen, Dr.Roger Detels and Dr.Beate Ritz at UCLA and as Research Associate with Dr. Roger Detels. He has taught several graduate/PhD students during this period. Working as Associate Professor at Bengaluru, he is involved in academics, research and all-embracing public health practice involving policymakers and public health practitioners. He is PhD examiner at several institutions including University of New South Wales (Sydney). He is working as coordinator for the postgraduate diploma in Public Health at Bangalore in addition to running numerous workshops in research methods, epidemiology and public health. He is a recipient of research grants from distinguished agencies including the NIH (Fogarty) and Wellcome Trust. He is the editor-in-chief for Internet Journal of Epidemiology, is on editorial board and active peer reviewer for high impact journals in Epidemiology and Public health. He has over 40 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals. In the steadfast public health career over 15 years, he has been involved in several important initiatives aimed at promoting health of population and served as member of technical and academic committees of Universities and State Government. He is a member of the Charter Class of Certified in Public Health of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, USA. Giridhar is a fellow of American College of Epidemiology, International Epidemiology Association and other high-standing professional affiliations. web: www.giridhar.org