K.M. Venkat Narayan is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Diabetes within the South Asian community and will also be presenting at the 19th Annual Conference of the South Asian Health Foundation held on September 13-14 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Centre for the Control of Chronic Conditions

Four leading global research institutions - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Emory University, the London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) - have joined forces to establish the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, a new Centre headquartered at PHFI in India.  Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan, Director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center at Emory University, will lead the US team. Read more...

Upcoming Events

Join us for the next EGDRC and GCDTR Enrichment Seminar

Julie Schmittdiel, PhD

Research Scientist II, Division of Research
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Director, Health Delivery Systems Center for Diabetes Translational Research

February 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Room 6001, CNR, 1518 Clifton Road


Public health challenges for the 21st century: Convergence of demography, economics, environment and biology: Nalanda distinguished lecture

Narayan, KM

Review of a 2,000 year history of global economics and demography and how they have impacted biology and health.

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Investigation Guide

This Field Epidemiology Training Program Investigators Guide was produced by CDC in collaboration with EGDRC, and was led by Dr. Unjali Gujral at Emory.

Healthfulness, Modernity, and Availability of Food and Beverages: Adolescents’ Perceptions in Southern India

Shaikh NI, Maxwell A, Patil SS, Cunningham SA

This study uses freelists to document perceptions of healthfulness, modernity, and availability of foods and beverages among adolescents ages 13–18 years (n = 26) in urbanizing India.

Grandmothers’ perspectives on the changing context of health in India

Cunningham SA, Gloor SD, Patil SS

The prevalence of obesity and other chronic diseases is increasing in India and around the world. As globalization and social changes are believed to be at the root of these epidemiological changes, these factors must be better understood. This study engaged older adults to gain an important perspective on globalization and health.

National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States

CDC's new report shows that 30.3 million people in the US have diabetes, making the US population of people with diabetes the 45th most populated country in the world.

Type 2 Diabetes in Asia with a focus on India and China

Soares M, Müller MJ

China and India currently have the highest numbers of type 2 diabetics in the world, and these figures are projected to substantially increase by 2040.

Global Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

Gregg EW, Shaw JE

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study offers a discouraging reminder that the global obesity epidemic is worsening in most parts of the world, and that this has many ominous implications for both physical health and economic health.

News and Media

EGDRC's Quarterly Update Newsletter

From welcoming new team members to expanding research capacities across the globe, this June 2017 edition of our quarterly newsletter provides a comprehensive overview of our center's activities. 

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