K. Srinath Reddy formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He served as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (2009-2013). Presently he is an adjunct professor at Harvard and Emory & Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He has served on many WHO expert panels and has been the president of the World Heart Federation (2013-2014). He recently chaired the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage for the Planning Commission of India. Reddy is a member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), established to assist the United Nations in developing the post-2015 goals and chairs the Thematic Group on Health in the SDSN. A member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, he has published more than 400 scientific papers. His several honors include WHO Director General’s Award and Luther Terry Medal of American Cancer Society for outstanding contributions to global tobacco control and the Queen Elizabeth medal for health promotion. He has also won prestigious literary awards, including the Global Peace Essay contest organized by Economists Allied for Arms Reduction – ECAAR – and judged by 9 Nobel Laureates, and the Times of India Essay contest on Human Rights and Media. He was a prize-winning debater and quizzer at school and college levels.
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C3) Why Social Determinants Matter in Health Journalism
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