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Parminder S. Suchdev, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Emory Global Health Institute
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health, Emory University
Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

parmi suchdev insetDr. Suchdev is Associate Director of the Emory Global Health Institute and holds faculty appointments in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and the Program in Nutrition Health Sciences at the Laney Graduate School. He is also a medical epidemiologist with the CDC Nutrition Branch and a Pediatric Hospitalist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where he provides patientcare and teaches medical students and residents.

Dr. Suchdev received his medical and public health training at Northwestern University and completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Washington.  He completed the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship before joining Emory faculty in 2007.

Dr. Suchdev’s research focuses on micronutrient malnutrition, in particular the safety and effectiveness of home fortification programs, as well as the effects of infection/inflammation on nutrition biomarkers. Since 2010, he has written over 50 papers on this topic, which have contributed to the formulation of global policy by the WHO. Dr. Suchdev leads several domestic and international collaborative research projects and conducts nutrition field studies in several countries in Africa and Latin America. He has been a consultant in over 10 countries due to his expertise in global nutrition and served on the Governance Committee of the American Society of Nutrition Global Nutrition Council.

Dr. Suchdev also has a passion for global health education and spearheaded a global health track for the Emory Pediatrics residency program in 2011. He founded a national pediatric global health educators group, which created and published a model curriculum in global health education that is being used by multiple residency programs across the U.S. He is working on expanding and standardizing global health education nationally and is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health.