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Parmi S Suchdev, MD, MPH, FAAP

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Associate Director, Emory Global Health Institute
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 is the 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. Dr. Suchdev completed the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship before joining Emory faculty in 2007.

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.


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. Dr. Suchdev has worked on collaborative research projects in over 10 countries and served on the Governance Committee of the American Society of Nutrition Global Nutrition Council.  He also has a passion for global health education and spearheaded a global health track for the Emory Pediatrics residency program in 2011. He is working on expanding and standardizing global health education nationally and is the immediate past Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health.

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