K. Srinath Reddy
Past President, Public Health Foundation of India
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India. He is the past President of, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
He was appointed as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in (2009-13) and presently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard (2014-2023). He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. PHFI is engaged in capacity building in Public Health in India through education, training, research, policy development, health communication and advocacy. In March 2017, he was appointed as Advisor on Health to the Government of Odisha, with the rank of a Cabinet Minister. He is also an Advisor on Health to Government of Andhra Pradesh, with Cabinet Rank from March 2020. He served as physician to two Prime Ministers of India. Professor Reddy is a member of the Government of India Technical Taskforce for Covid-19. He is also an Advisor to the Governments of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.
Prof. Reddy obtained his medical degree from Osmania Medical College (Hyderabad), M.D. (Medicine) and D.M. (Cardiology) degrees from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Delhi) and M.Sc. (Epidemiology) from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada). 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, appropriate nutrition across the life course, 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 570 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals and published a book Make Health in India: Reaching A Billion Plus.