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Piyu Sharma
Research Associate , Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India
Delhi, Delhi
Dr Piyu Sharma is a Research Associate at CCDC, India. She is a dentist with a degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine, UK. She works with policy research and analysis, systematic review and mixed-methods. Piyu’s research interests are aimed towards a systems approach to addressing the intersectionality of food and health with focus on noncommunicable disease
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Professional Experience:
•policy research of national level food policies during Covid-19 pandemic

•research engagement at the school level on healthy eating practices

•aid in analysis of qualitative data from Photovoice sessions

•interview ministry officials and stakeholders related to the project themes

•aid in development of survey tool for a comprehensive food assessment survey

•review, data extraction and analysis on salt consumption in WHO South East Asian Region countries

•peer review of literature, data extraction and analysis of global models of non-communicable disease care in humanitarian settings

•health talks on oral hygiene practices given at community centers
Masters in Public Health with a focus on Health Services Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. (2017-2018)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore (2009-2014)
Affiliations and Achievements:
Papers published:

Brown, K.A., Venkateshmurthy, N.S., Potubariki G., Sharma, P., Prakashbabu B.C., Cardwell J.M., Praabhakaran D., Knai C., Mohan, S. The role of dairy in healthy and sustainable food systems: community voices from India. PLOS ONE. - In review

Kerry Brown, Mridula Paul, Piyu Sharma (March 2021) Covid-19 Food Policy in India – The First Four Months. London: Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London.

Michael S Jaung, Ruth Willis, Piyu Sharma, Sigiriya Aebischer Perone, Signe Frederiksen, Claudia Truppa, Bayard Roberts, Pablo Perel, Karl Blanchet, Éimhín Ansbro, Models of care for patients with hypertension and diabetes in humanitarian crises: a systematic review, Health Policy and Planning, Volume 36, Issue 4, May 2021, Pages 509–532,

Brown, K.A., Sharma, P., Venkateshmurthy, N.S., Singh, S., Mohan, S., & Hawkes, C. (2020) Who is making food policy in India. London: Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London.

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    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Bengali
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