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Parmi S Suchdev, MD, MPH, FAAP

Parmi S. Suchdev, MD, MPH, FAAP headshot

Associate Director, Emory Global Health Institute
Associate Professor, Emory Department of Pediatrics and
Hubert Department of Global Health

Medical Epidemiologist
Nutrition Branch
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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Dr. Suchdev’s research interests are in micronutrient malnutrition. This interest is fueled by the fact that malnutrition is one of the leading causes of death in children, and effective interventions are available at low cost. Dr. Suchdev has been the principal investigator of a CDC-supported longitudinal study assessing the effectiveness of micronutrient "Sprinkles" in Western Kenya since 2006. This study found that selling Sprinkles through community vendors was effective in reducing anemia, iron deficiency, and vitamin A deficiency in children less than 5 years of age.

Dr. Suchdev also has a passion for global health education. In 2008 he founded an organization to increase awareness of global health issues in the Emory community (http://www.pediatrics.emory.edu/education/Global%20Health/index.html) and was awarded a Crooks faculty development award to support his efforts in spearheading a global health program for the Emory Pediatrics Residency Program.


Suchdev, PS, Ruth L, Woodruff BA, Mbakaya C, Mandava U, Flores-Ayala R, Jefferds ME, Quick R
Selling Sprinkles Reduces Anemia, Iron Deficiency and Vitamin A Deficiency among Young Children in Western Kenya: A Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial
AJCN, 2012.

Suchdev, PS, Shah A, Derby K, at al
A Proposed Model Curriculum in Global Child Health for Pediatric Residents
Academic Pediatrics, 2012.

Shak JR, Sodikoff JB, Speckman RA, Rollin FG, Cole CR, Suchdev, PS
Anemia and Helicobacter pylori seroreactivity in a rural Haitian population
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 85: 913-18, 2011.

Suchdev, PS, Leeds I, McFarland D, Flores R
Is it time to change guidelines for iron supplementation in malarial areas?
Journal of Nutrition, 140: 875, 2010.

Suchdev, PS, Ruth L, Obure A, et al
Monitoring the marketing, distribution and use of micronutrient Sprinkles in rural western Kenya
Food & Nutrition Bulletin , 31: S168-S178, 2010.

Suchdev, PS, Ahrens K, Click E, Macklin L, Evangelista D, Graham E
A Model for Sustainable Short-term International Medical Trips.
Ambulatory Pediatrics, 7: 317-320, 2007.


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