Jerard M. Selvam, MD
Deputy Director and State Nodal Officer, NCD Intervention Program
Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu, India
Dr. Jerard M. Selvam holds his medical degree in community medicine from Madras Medical College, Chennai, India. Dr. Selvam has completed the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Principles of Epidemiology course and the Public Health Field Leader Fellowship, offered jointly by the PHMI, Hyderabad and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Selvam serves as Deputy Director and State Nodal Officer for the NCD Intervention Program implemented by the World Bank-supported Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project. His primary research interests are non-communicable diseases including their co-morbidities and policy implications, and tuberculosis and its co-morbidities such as diabetes mellitus. Jerard expects to learn to take a multi-sector approach to addressing risk factors and policy implications required for the overall prevention and management strategy for NCDs, and to learn from the global experiences of other participants.
Project Title: Qualitative research to understand the reasons for missing follow ups in Hypertension and Diabetes treatment in patients attending the public health institutions in Tamil Nadu, India.