Parminder S. Suchdev, MD, MPH
About Dr. Suchdev
Dr. Suchdev is 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 also serves as Senior Advisor of Nutrition for CHAMPS (Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance Project). Dr. Suchdev completed the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship before joining Emory faculty in 2007. He is a practicing Pediatrician and cares for hospitalized patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Dr. Suchdev’s research focuses on micronutrient malnutrition, in particular nutrition assessment and the effects of infection/inflammation on nutrition biomarkers. He has written over 75 papers on this topic, which have contributed to the formulation of global nutrition policy. He founded and chairs the BRINDA Project. He has been a consultant in over 10 countries due to his expertise in global nutrition and served on the Governance Committee of the American Society of Nutrition Global Nutrition Council.
Dr. Suchdev also has a passion for global health education and has established curricula that have been implemented at Emory and multiple training programs across the U.S. He is immediate past-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Global Health.