Sirazul Sahariah

As a Public Health professional with a background in Community Medicine and Epidemiology, Dr Sirazul has worked in community-based projects since the last 20 years. Among several influential projects, he has led the planning and implementation of the Mumbai MaternalNutrition Project (MMNP) a food-based Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) that involved over 6500 women in 61 centers of slums (population ≈165,000) of Mumbai. He has liaisoned with stakeholders in the community, regulatory authorities and Government agencies during these projects. Following his exceptional work, he received a fellowship to pursue MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
His ability to form strong associations with like-minded researchers and program leaders from across India and the world have enabled him to create meaningful collaborations with experts from areas like Mysore, Dervan, Vellore, Hyderabad, New Delhi as well as UK, South Africa, Ethiopia, The Gambia and Ivory coast.
His leadership skills, academic training, and experience in teaching, planning, implementation, and monitoring of community-based projects (both research and implementation) including financial management in areas of nutrition, maternal & child health, adolescent health, tobacco control, palliative care and non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) with multiple stakeholders, partners, and funders make him an integral asset to the DYPU School of Public Health.

1. TarunaJuneja Gandhi, Priyanka Rani Garg, Kauma Kurian, Jonas Bjurgert, Sirazul Ameen Sahariah et al. Outdoor Physical Activity in an Air Polluted Environment and Its Effect on the
Cardiovascular System-A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Aug
24;19(17):10547. doi: 10.3390/ijerph191710547.

2. Sirazul Ameen Sahariah et al. Body Composition and Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in
Children of Women who Took Part in a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Preconceptional
Nutritional Intervention in Mumbai, India; J Nutr. 2022 Apr 1;152(4):1070-1081 doi:
10.1093/jn/nxab443. PMID: 35015882

3. ME Barker, SA Sahariah et al. How do we improve adolescent diet and physical activity in
India and sub-Saharan Africa? Findings from the Transforming Adolescent Lives through
Nutrition (TALENT) consortium. Public Health Nutrition: page 1 of 9 doi:10.1017/
S1368980020002244 PMID: 33111660

4. Suraj S. Nongmaithem; Robin N. Beaumont; AkshayDedaniya; Andrew R. Wood;
Babatunji-William Ogunkolade; Zahid Hassan; Ghattu V. Krishnaveni; Kalyanaraman
Kumaran; Ramesh D. Potdar; Sirazul A. Sahariah et al Babies of South Asian and European
Ancestry Show Similar Associations With Genetic Risk Score for Birth Weight Despite the
Smaller Size of South Asian Newborns, Diabetes 2022;71(4):821–836 doi.10.2337/db21-
0479 PMID: 35061033

5. Ayden Saffari, Sirazul Ameen Sahariah et al. Effect of maternal preconceptional and pregnancy micronutrient interventions on children’s DNA methylation: Findings from the
EMPHASIS study Am J Clin Nutr 2020;00:1–15. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa193, PMID: 32889533

1. Public Health Nutrition

2. Epidemiology

3. Research methods

1. PG Diploma and MSc in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

2. MD in Community Medicine from Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati

3. MBBS from Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati