Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Prakash C Gupta, PhD

  • Director, Healis – Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, Navi Mumbai (2004 to date)
  • Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, USA
  • President, 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Mumbai, India on 8-12 March 2009
  • Senior Research Scientist, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (1966-2004)
  • Honorary Consultant, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai (1998-2004)
  • President, Action Council Against Tobacco – India
  • Published hundreds of research papers and articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, proceedings, books
  • Doctor of Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (now Bloomberg School of Public Health), Baltimore, USA. 1975
  • Master of Science, Statistics, Bombay University, 1965
  • Takemi Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, 1984-1985
  • Visiting Scientist, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. 1993-1994
  • Recipient - Luther Terry Award, American Cancer Society for exemplary leadership in tobacco control in the category of outstanding research contribution, 2003
  • On the editorial board of the following journals: Tobacco Control, Health Education Research; Tobacco Induced Diseases; and, Tobacco Use Insights

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