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Dr. JAI P. NARAIN - Senior Epidemiologist & Public Health Expert

Dr Jai P Narain was until recently Senior Advisor to the Government of India on Epidemiology and EIS (Epidemic Intelligence Service), based at the National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi, assisting in launching the new EIS program in India in collaboration with US CDC. He is also associated with Indian Institute of Health Management Research as Adjunct Professor and recently with UCLA School of Public Health, California, USA as Regent’ Lecturer in Epidemiology.

Prior to that, Dr Narain was Director, Department of Communicable Diseases at WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi from 2004-10 and Director of Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments (2010-12) and Regional Adviser and Team Leader, for HIV/AIDS and TB from (1992-2004). He coordinated WHO’s global TB/HIV research program in WHO HQ in Geneva (1990-92) and was head of Sexually transmitted Diseases including HIV in WHO/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), based at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center (1988-90).

He has broad experience and expertise in public health area and has advised and provided technical support to countries in the Americas, Africa and Asia. In India, he has also worked at the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Communicable Diseases (now NCDC) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

Dr Narain obtained his MBBS and MD degrees from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and MPH and combined Masters in Epidemiology and Tropical Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. He received his practical training in epidemiology as EIS officer at US CDC, Atlanta from 1981-83.

He is highly regarded in the South-East Asia region for his technical competence in epidemiology and disease control and for leadership in public health, and has published extensively in scientific journals and authored/edited many books on public health related topics including HIV/AIDS and TB (list of publications available on request)..

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