Dr. Venkat Narayan Elected to the National Academy of Medicine Class of 2016

“Dr. Narayan continues to further enhance his leadership position as an internationally renowned diabetes researcher. Election to the National Academy of Medicine highlights individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of health, and he is most deserving of this distinguished honor.”

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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

Diabesity (Diabetes-Obesity) in Latinos: An Emerging Epidemic

Wednesday, January 18 at 12pm
Room 1000, CNR, 1518 Clifton Road

Dr. Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD will speak on the topic of diabetes and obesity among Latinos in this special seminar presented by Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research and the Hubert Dept. of Global Health.

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Obesity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Burden, Drivers, and Emerging Challenges

Ford ND, Patel SA, Narayan KM

We have reviewed the distinctive features of excess weight, its causes, and related prevention and management efforts, as well as data gaps and recommendations for future research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).


Development and evaluation of a Nutrition Transition-FFQ for adolescents in South India

Nida I. Shaikh, Jennifer K. Frediani, Usha Ramakrishnan, Shailaja S. Patil, Kathryn M. Yount, Reynaldo Martorell, K.M. Venkat Narayan and Solveig A. Cunningham

The NT-FFQ has good reproducibility and acceptable validity for food intake and eating behaviours. The NT-FFQ can quantify the nutrition transition among Indian adolescents.


Reduced Cardiovascular Disease Incidence With a National Lifestyle Change Program

Jackson SL, Safo S, Staimez LR, Long Q, Rhee MK, Cunningham SA, Olson DE, Tomolo AM, Ramakrishnan U, Narayan KM, Phillips LS

Although participation was limited, MOVE! (the largest lifestyle change program implemented in a healthcare setting in the U.S.) was associated with reduced CVD incidence in a nationwide healthcare setting.


Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Changes Observed in Diabetes Prevention Programs in US Settings: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis

Uma Mudaliar, Azadeh Zabetian, Michael Goodman, Justin B. Echouffo-Tcheugui, Ann L. Albright, Edward W. Gregg, Mohammed K. Ali

Programs based on the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) are cost-effective and have the potential to help a large number of people in the community to lose weight, decrease their risk of diabetes, and help improve other markers of health.



Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology
K.M. Venkat Narayan talks to ADA TV about his Kelly West lecture titled, “Type 2 Diabetes-Why We are Winning the Battle But Losing the War” at the 75th ADA Scientific Sessions.
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Click here to view Gerald Reaven's comment and K.M. Venkat Narayan's response

Lectures and Events

National Consultation on Strengthening Fruit and Vegetable Supply-Chain Policies and Programmes in India - Need for Action
PHFI, in association with Rollins and the University of Sydney Menzies Centre for Health Policy, conducted a study and an in-depth interviews panel on fruit and vegetable supply and NCDs in India...
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GDRC Seminar Series: The contribution of national registry data to public health research- Lessons from Denmark
Jannie Nielsen spoke at GDRC's inaugural seminar in their new Seminar Series...
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One Health Obesity Conference hosted by WSAVA and CDC
Dr. Cunningham (Assistant Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, EGDRC) presents on obesity during this conference on obesity across species.
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