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Dr. M. Athar Ansari: (IPHA Life Membership No.- L/2001/UP/3120)
Born: 15/11/1967
After completing the Doctor of Medicine course in Community Medicine in 1998, he joined the faculty in the Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College in 1999. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Community Medicine in 2016. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and also involved in the training of medical interns in health programmes. He is also involved in research activities directed towards micronutrient deficiencies, HIV/AIDS, disaster management, and environmental health issues. He has published 144 research papers. He has presented papers at 11 international conferences in Singapore, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Madrid, Paris, and Rome and 141 papers at national/state conferences/resource person. He is also helping children suffering from eye problems with support from Kids with Vision, USA. He has been Coordinator/Principal Investigator/ Co-investigator/Supervisor of various prestigious projects of different agencies, like UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Learning of USA, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. He is a life member of various public health organizations. He has authored 09 books on public health issues. He is Co-patron of Medics, an umbrella organization of medical doctors and university students working for the poorest of the poor sections of society in Aligarh and across India. He has served as President of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chapter (2019-20). He has been Organizing Secretary of the Annual Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chapter (2018).