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Senior Leadership

Prof. S. K. Dash, PhD, DSc

Internationally renowned probiotic scientist; Chairman and Founder-UAS Laboratories (USA), a leading global probiotic company, Director, Kalinga Hospital-Bhubaneswar. Currently he is the Chairman of Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH).


Prof. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly, MD, FRCPath

A national and international icon in the field of health and medical research is a distinguished Biotechnology Research Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Former president of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); former Director, PGIMER (Chandigarh); and former Director, National Institute of Biologicals (Noida), Prof. Ganguly, is the founding president of Asia Institute of Public Health.

Prof. Pinaki Panigrahi, MD, PhD

Dr. Panigrahi is a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the College of Public Health, UNMC, USA. After spending 25 years at University of Maryland and serving as the director of international affairs at the president’s office, he joined UNMC as the founding director of the Center for Global Health and Development. He is an elected fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and a world renowned clinical researcher and focuses on infant and child health issues including infections and the role of nutrition, environmental exposures, and microbiota on healthy growth and development of children. He has directed multiple health projects (>$10M) in USA, India and South Asia funded by NIH, Child Health Research Foundation and the Gates Foundation. Currently he is one of the board members at Asian Institute of Public Health.

Prof. Omkar Nath Mohanty, PhD, FNASc

Former Professor, IIT, Kharagpur, Ex-Vice Chancellor-BPUT, former director R&D, Tata Steel, director, Technology & Academic Initiative, RSB Group, Bhubaneswar. Prof Mohanty is a scholar and educationist of international repute. Currently he is the chair of Academic Committee and an AIPH board member.

Prof Aditya Prasad Dash, PhD, DSc

Vice Chancellor of Central University of Tamil Nadu. Professor Dash has significantly contributed in the field of biomedical sciences particularly on transmission biology of tropical diseases affecting the poorest of the poor. Founding director of Institute of Life Sciences under DBT spent 12 years as Director of different research institutions under Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and at WHO-Delhi office. Currently he is one of the board members of Asian Institute of Public Health.

Prof. Bharat Bhasker, PhD

Director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Raipur. An avid expert and educator in the field of IT and systems management, Prof Bhasker is a recipient of various prestigious awards like the Research Productivity Award, NASA and Asia's Best Professor of Information Technology Award by CMO Council Singapore and Wall Street Journal. He has authored two books in IT field with Tata McGraw Hill Publications. Currently he is one of the board members at Asian Institute of Public Health.

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