Preet K. Dhillon, PhD, MPH

Senior Scientific Officer and Epidemiologist

Public Health Foundation of India


Dr. Dhillon received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and a Doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.  She has trained with the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in Mumbai, India, with the Mumbai Cancer Registry, and with Harvard School of Public Health and the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, on prostate cancer risk and survival. Preet is interested in cancer, nutrition and environmental health in the context of chronic diseases. During her time as a PH-LEADER participant, she hopes to learn more from researchers and other public health professionals and advocates from around the world who are interested in similar (or divergent) areas of work, and where we can learn from and collaborate across boundaries as we develop our careers in global health (both in terms of research and policy impact).

Project Title: A pilot study to evaluate mobile phones for vital status and quality of life for breast, lung and gall bladder cancer patients at PGIMER from 2005-2014