Anil Bhansali
Professor and Head, Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Area of interest: Diabetes other endocrine disorders

Wasim Hanif
Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Consultant Physician, & Head of Service in diabetes at University Hospital Birmingham.

Research interest: Research in Diabetes & Endocrinology

Andrew Hills
Deputy Dean Research,Faculty of Health
Professor of Sports and Exercise Science
School of Health Sciences
University of Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

Research interest: Role of nutrition and physical activity in weight management and in particular, the effect of various diet and exercise modalities on body composition in the prevention and management of obesity.

Naveed Sattar
Professor of Metabolic medicine at University of Glasgow andUniversity of Oxford.

He has wide interests in prevention and treatments of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and has contributed several papers relevant to South Asian metabolic health.

Mohammed K. Ali
Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Epidemiology
Associate Director, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Emory University

Dr. Kunti Kamlesh

Shafqat Ahmad | PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Nutrition | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
655 Huntington Avenue

Naval K. Vikram
Department of Medicine,
Metabolic Research Group,
A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi

Research interest: Obesity, Body composition, Metabolic syndrome, Atherosclerosis, Type 2 Diabetes, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Melanie Davies, CBE
Professor of Diabetes Medicine
Leicester Diabetes Centre - Bloom
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road

Dr. Stuart Gray
Lecturer in Exercise and Metabolic Health BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences University of Glasgow

Research Interest: Exercise, skeletal muscle mass/function, insulin sensitivity.

Alka Kanaya

Areas of interest: diabetes prevention, body composition, and cardiovascular disease complications.

Jason Gill
BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences University of Glasgow United Kingdom

Research Interests are effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level.

Vijay Viswanathan
M.D., Ph.D., FRCP (London & Glasgow)

Ph.D in Diabetic Nephropathy from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University after M.D. Internal Medicine. Head & Chief Diabetologist of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Prof.M.Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai.
Research interest: various aspects of diabetes and its complications in peer-reviewed national and international scientific journals.

Abhishek Vishnu
Epidemiologist with focus on application of genetics in improving population health.

Research interest Examining race/ethnic differences in cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.

Seema Gulati
Head, Nutrition Research Group Center for Nutrition & Metabolic Research
(C-NET) & National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC) Chief Project Officer
Diabetes Foundation (India)

Research Interest: Dietary interventions in obesity and diabetes.

Dr. Gujral

Sherly Parackal
Research Fellow

Preventive and Social Medicine
Dunedin School of Medicine
University of Otago

Research Interest: Asian/South Asian health issues, Development of dietary assessment tools, Epidemiology of Diet and Disease in migrant populations, Designing culturally appropriate interventions to combat diet related diseases.

Ram Jagannathan
Post-Doctoral fellow, Hubert Department of Global Health
Emory Global Diabetes Research Center

Ram’s research area of interest is in the field of translational medicine, mobile health, primary prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and identification of novel biomarkers for Type 2 Diabetes and its complications.

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS, FAHA, FACC, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Research Interests: Internist and clinical researcher. Her current work examines the clinical effectiveness of structured physical activity programs for diabetes management (Initiate and Maintain Physical Activity in Clinics.

Shivani A Patel

Is a social epidemiologist who received her MPH from the University of Michigan and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. currently a Rollins Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health.
Research Interests: Social epidemiology of diabetes, cross-national comparisons, modifiable risk factors.

Dr. Ranil Jayawardena MBBS, HND, MSc, PhD, RNutr Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo Sri Lanka

Research interest: Diabetes

Pramod Khosla
Wayne State University 42 W. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48202

Research Interest/Area of Expertise Research interests relate to the role of diet on lipoprotein metabolism ( in general) and specifically in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients including those with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance haemodialysis. (28)

Paramjeet Sohal
Clinical Professor, Dept. of Family Practice, University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada E-mail:

Research interests: Prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in high risk ethnic populations particularly in South Asian (30)

Sunder Mudaliar
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Director Diabetes Clinic, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Research Interest: clinical aspects of diabetes and its treatment.

Anushka Patel
Chief Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Research Interest: Clinical and health services research.

Hema S. Gopalan

Research Interests: Maternal and Child Nutrition, Nutrition in Diabetes

India Diabetes Research Foundation,

Dr.A.Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals, Chennai, India

Harpreet S. Bajaj
MD, MPH, ECNU, FACE Endocrinologist, LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Research Interest: Areas of research interest are: diabetes prevention, obesity and nutrition, prevention of kidney and heart complications of diabetes, fatty liver disease in diabetes and improving standard of diabetes care for clinical practice.

Thomas Yates
PhD, MSc, BSc
Reader in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health

Research Interest: Association between physical activity and glucose regulation in a high-risk population and diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Professor Raj Bhopal
CBE, DSc (hon), MD, BSc, MBChB, MPH, FRCP(E), FFPH professor of public health in Edinburgh University.

Research Interest: Epidemics of cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes, South Asians globally’.

Prof Ved Gossain
Swartz Professor of Medicine  and Chief Division of Endocrinology and Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Emeritus active). 

Satinath Mukhopadyay
Professor, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata, India.

Research Interest: Insulin resistance, vitamin D deficiency, early detection of diabetic neuropathy.

Purva Gulyani

Ph.D. Candidate, La Trobe University Australia 
Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Director & Senior Dietitian, Diet Yumm Australia
Research Interest: Prevention and management of Metabolic syndrome and it's related conditions in South Asian Migrants, Developing culturally sensitive dietary assessment tools and nutritional education material.