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Prakash C. Gupta Healis-Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, India

Dr. Prakash C. Gupta is Director of Healis – Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi Mumbai. He is Visiting Scientist at the Harvard TC Chan School of Public Health, Boston and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, USA. He was the President of the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health held during March 8-12, 2009 in Mumbai, India. He was a Senior Research Scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (joined October 1, 1966), and Honorary Consultant at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai until July 31, 2004. He has a Doctor of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A., and a Master of Science in Statistics from the Bombay University. He was a Takemi Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, U.S.A. and a Visiting Scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. He is Regional Editor for South East Asia for the journal, Tobacco Control and is connected with other journals in different editorial capacities. Dr. Gupta has published hundreds of research papers in peer-reviewed journals, contributed chapters in books, co-edited numerous special volumes and expert group reports. He has received several awards including Luther Terry Award from the American Cancer Society for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control in the category of Outstanding Research Contribution in August 2003 and Tobacco Free World Award from the Director General, World Health Organisation, Geneva on May 31, 1999 for Outstanding Contributions to Public Health