Nikhil Tandon

Nikhil Tandon, MD, PhD

  • Former Co-Chair, Data Harmonization Sub-committee
  • PI on India project

Dr.Tandon is the Principal Investigator for the Indian project and an endocrinologist by training, with interest in chronic disease epidemiology across the life course; genetics of complex disorders; and intervention studies to address cardio-metabolic risk.

Recently, he has been involved in several intervention studies that evaluate strategies targeting patient, clinic and health system level factors. Most recent efforts involve translational research with special emphasis on using M-health technology led interventions. Beyond his work in implementation sciences, Dr.Tandon has also collaboratively conducted large scale cross-sectional studies in children and adults assessing the prevalence of cardio-metabolic risk factors and their associations.

Pioneering genetic studies for T2DM and childhood obesity, in South Asia, which support the dominant association of beta cell structure and functiongenes in South Asian T2DM. He has also been involved in mixed methods research to evaluate the measurements and determinants of childhood obesity across multiple sites. As an investigator in the New Delhi Birth Cohort, Dr.Tandon has conducted an impact evaluation of early life characteristics on adult disease and risk factors, majorly focusing on diabetes.He also leadsthe Technical Coordinating Unit for the Youth.

Onset Diabetes Registry supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research, to study natural history, clinical presentations, complications and management issues in people with diabetes presenting in childhood and adolescence. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, and National Academy of Sciences (India), and has been conferred the Dr.BC Roy Award and Padma Shri by the Government of India.

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