Dr Kapil Yadav, MBBS, MD
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
Room No. 25, Centre for Community Medicine,
Old OT Block, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029
Phone- 26593848, 26593233
I joined All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in year 2003 and have worked at AIIMS ever since, in various capacities. I am currently faculty member at Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi. My area of interest includes Public Health Nutrition, Micronutrients, Iodine Deficiency Disorders, Medical Education, Urban health, Social Determinants of Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology and Community based research.
The core area of my work includes Micronutrients deficiencies and Iodine Deficiency Disorders. I am currently the National Coordinator (India) for Iodine Global Network (IGN) formerly known as ICCIDD. In past I have been a consultant with World Health Organisation, Unicef and Micronutrient Initiative. I have also been technical expert for strengthening National Iodine Deficiency Disorders control program in Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
I have more than 65 research publications and contribute regularly to chapters in books, curriculum/course material and radio and television programs. I am member of several committees constituted by Government of India and state governments in domain of nutrition, iodine deficiency disorders and public health.
I was awarded the Sri R N Roy award for best original research article by Indian Public Health Association in year 2010. I was elected for the prestigious membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India in year 2014. I am also Editorial Board member, Indian Journal of Public Health.
I am currently guide/co-guide of five postgraduate MD students at AIIMS. I am Principal investigator/ co-investigator of nineteen research projects including the National Iodine Deficiency Disorders and Salt intake Survey, 2014.
Besides public health, I have keen interest in history and social empowerment movements of marginalised groups. I am also an avid reader, traveller and a fitness enthusiast.