All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Dr. Sumit Malhotra is an Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He completed his initial medical graduation training from Bangalore Medical College and post-graduation studies in Community Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr. Malhotra has served in teaching capacities for ten years and is passionate about training multiple personnel in public health relevant issues.He is currently managing a training grant to build competencies of Indian public health scientists in research methodology skills pertinent to public health programmes and monitoring/evaluation assessments. He is engaged in epidemiological and operational research and is guiding under-graduate and post-graduate students in multiple research projects. Dr. Malhotra's research interests include adolescent health, school health, and prevention of risk factors for non-communicable diseases, including mental health issues in young people. He aims to enhance his skills in leadership and advocacy to translate evidence based strategies and interventions within the framework of schools, colleges, and community settings to build a healthy youth population. This will be imperative for transition to healthy adulthood in Indians free from risk factors and chronic diseases.