Dr Suparna Ghosh-Jerath
Program Head, Nutrition, The George Institute for Global Health, India Intermediate Fellow, DBT Wellcome Trust India Alliance Principal Investigator, Team Science Grant, DBT Wellcome Trust India Alliance
MSc PhD (Food and Nutrition)
Dr Suparna is a nutritionist by training and has more than 26 years of experience as a clinical, academic and research nutritionist. At The George Institute, she is actively engaged in research projects on food systems, its drivers, food security, food and nutrition policy, dietary diversity and nutritional status of women and children in vulnerable communities.
Before joining The George Institute, she has worked at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as a Professor and Head, Community Nutrition, a faculty at Delhi University, a research dietitian at The Children‘s Hospital at Westmead, Australia, a consultant at the Planning Commission of India and a senior clinical nutritionist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
Her research interests include developing innovative tools for nutritional assessment, evaluation of nutrition-specific programs, developing low-cost food-based solutions to address malnutrition and food policies to address non -communicable diseases in India. In clinical nutrition, she has a special interest in medical nutrition therapy for children with inborn errors of metabolism. She is an expert member of the steering committee for Public Health and Nutrition under the department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. She is also a member of the taskforce formed by the Government of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, to reduce MMR, NMR, IMR and malnutrition in the state.