Current Regional Councillor

Dr. Umesh Kapil, Professor of Public Health Nutrition working at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi , India. He is trained in Public Health Nutrition and epidemiology and presently regarded as a National and International leader in the field of Public Health Nutrition. Prof. Kapil has been involved in several major national research studies. He has been a researcher, teacher, policy enabler, advocate and activist who has worked to promote Public Health Nutrition specially in the field of prevention of micro-nutrient deficiencies across the lifespan. Prof. Kapil has worked with, in many committees / advisory / consultancy positions, and several National Governmental and UN agencies.

Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Industries, UNICEF, WHO, USAID, MOST, Agha Khan Foundation. His contributions to Public Health Nutrition has been recognized through several awards and honours. These include i) B C Srivastava, Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR) National Award for the year 1992, ii) M.K. Seshadri, ICMR National Award for the year 1996, iii) P.N. Raju, ICMR National Award for the year 2002, iv) Hargovind National Award of IAP for the year 2009, v) Senior Scientist Award, Nutrition Society of India,1992, vi) Elected as Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences, 2003 vii)Elected as a Fellow of Indian Public Health Association, 1993, viii) Conferred Fellowship of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, 1998 ix) Elected as a President of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine 2011.

Dr. Umesh Kapil
Public Health Nutrition,
All India Institute of Medical sciences,
New Delhi , India
Mobile: +91-9810609340; 011-26588058

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