Siddharth Agarwal
Executive Director, Urban Health Resource Center
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Siddharth Agarwal is a physician by training and has worked in the fields of research and programming in public health, nutrition, community empowerment, urban health, planning, policy support to National and State governments and towards global public health policy advocacy. He has been working for the cause of wellbeing, nutrition and health of disadvantaged populations since 26 years. He is director of Urban Health Resource Centre (www.uhrc.org), a non-profit organization that works to address health, nutrition, wellbeing of 500,000 disadvantaged urban dwellers through demonstration programs in partnership with slum communities and government departments, and also engages in research, policy support, and advocacy. UHRC played a key role in the stakeholder consultations, meetings, study tours, consolidating lessons from programs over 6 years for Govt. of India's National Urban Health Mission. He has collaborated nationally and internationally with researchers of US Universities on a number of projects dealing with urban wellbeing, health and sustainable development. He has been member of several country- level, state level and international committees and expert groups on urban health. He is Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and in Department of Global Health at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and has served as Guest Faculty at University of California, Berkeley, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi. He has been Temporary Advisor to World Health Organization - South East Asia Regional Office and WHO Centre for Health and Development, Kobe, Japan. He is Executive Board Member of the International Society of Urban Health since 2008 and the Society's President during 2010-2011. He has been guiding in-country and overseas PhD and Masters Students for the past several years. He has published and lectured widely on different aspects of vulnerability, disparities, healthcare, public health, urban health, wellbeing, policy issues.

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