International Health appointees
Two new appointments to the International Health Program in the School of Public Health have increased the expertise of an already highly accomplished academic contingent. The appointments of Professor Lalit Dandona and Associate Professor Michael Dibley were made jointly by the University of Sydney and the George Institute of International Health.
Professor Lalit Dandona served most recently as Professor and Director, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India. His past affiliations are with the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland in USA. He undertook medical training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Johns Hopkins and Maryland Universities, and public health training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Professor Dandona has over 100 publications, including in The Lancet, and serves on the editorial boards of six journals. He has taught policymakers and planners, public health practitioners, students, and researchers and serves as a technical expert for governments, international committees and agencies. His most recent research interests include HIV and impact evaluation of public health interventions.
Associate Professor Michael Dibley until recently held a senior lectureship in epidemiology at the University of Newcastle. Previous appointments include a faculty position at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Child Survival Program Officer with the Ford Foundation, and EIS/Visiting Research Fellow, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta USA. He is an alumnus of the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine completing his training in clinical paediatrics in Australia and in epidemiology and public health at the US Centre for Disease Control and at Emory University. Professor Dibley is well known for his research on nutrition and health in women and children in developing countries and has published over 50 peer reviewed scientific articles. He has been involved in the conduct of several major clinical and community-based trials of nutrition interventions in Asia. He hopes now to expand his research on public health nutrition by investigating the double burden of under and over-nutrition confronting many countries in Asia.