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K. Srinath Reddy is presently President of the Public Health Foundation of India and until recently headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Reddy is trained in cardiology and epidemiology. He was recently was named the first Bernard Lown Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been involved in several major international and national research studies including the INTERSALT global study of blood pressure and electrolytes, INTERHEART global study on risk factors of myocardial infarction, and national collaborative studies on the epidemiology of coronary heart disease and community control of rheumatic heart disease. His additional interests include tobacco control and disease prevention. Reddy established school based health promotion and youth led health advocacy programs through HRIDAY, with active engagement of school and college students across India. All of these programs have been rigorously evaluated, widely published and progressively scaled up. Serving on many boards, he is currently the chair of the Initiative for Cardiovascular Health Research in Developing Countries (IC Health), a global partnership concerning heart disease prevention.