Please join us for a presentation from Dr. Mangesh S. Pednekar, who will speak about the comprehensive tobacco control intervention for teachers in the Indian state of Bihar, representing one of the highest tobacco-using regions among adults and children compared to other regions in India.
Dr. Pednekar is the Director of Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi Mumbai, India. He has over 22 years’ extensive experience in national and international collaborative research management and implementation, developing collaborative research projects, and building relationships with researchers in India and globally.
His major research interests are tobacco epidemiology, nutrition epidemiology, and NCD epidemiology. He is a co-principal investigator of the TCP India Project in collaboration with the ITC Project here at the University of Waterloo. He is also Visiting Scientist at the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health. He has published more than 100 scientific research articles in high-impact national and international journals, and has co-authored numerous books and reports. He has a Doctorate in Epidemiology from the Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland, and a Master’s degree in Statistics from Mumbai University, India.
Sponsored by the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project, the Department of Psychology and School of Public Health and Health Systems.
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