VIII Nutrition Epidemiology and Research Methods Course

Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) hosted a workshop on

Public Health Nutrition Research Methods & Policy Course

20th – 23rd February 2018, Hotel Pllazio, Gurugram, Haryana.

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Centre for Chronic Disease Control and Public Health Foundation of India, jointly organized the 8th International Nutrition Short Course, titled Public Health Nutrition Research Methods & Policy Course from 20th -23rd February, 2018. This course was a part of annual series of capacity building initiatives in the field of nutrition research and was also supported by Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA). Traditional training in medicine or nutrition (usually delivered within a home science curriculum) fails to prepare researchers and program developers to make a consolidated response. This short course, offered for the past 7 years is a part of CCDC and PHFI’s long-term strategy to train a pool of motivated professionals. Didactic and interactive session were planned over a period of 4 days to promote participants’ capacity to understand the context of nutrition programs and policies in the country and the role of nutrition epidemiology. Using collective experience and expertise of faculty from several leading nutrition and public health institutes in India (like IFPRI, AIIMS, PHFI, CCDC) and abroad (Emory University), we also encouraged participants to apply these learned principles to promote public nutrition up the political agenda.The participants were familiarized with community-based research, programs, and policies focused on nutrition as well as allied sectors. In addition, a hands-on experience of working intensely with international and national experts to gain in-depth knowledge of nutrition epidemiological skills and research methods was provided.28 National participants registered for this year’s course who were mostly research professionals from domains of nutrition, public health and life sciences.
The course directors were Dr Shweta Khandelwal(PHFI, New Delhi, India) and Prof Aryeh D. Stein (Emory University, Atlanta, USA).