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Adjunct Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Epidemiology

In addition to beingan adjunct Professor at Emory, Prof. Mehrotra holds the position of a  Director of the Indian Cancer Genome Atlas and  Founder of the Centre for Health, Innovation and Policy (CHIP Foundation). Earlier, Dr. Mehrotra directed the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research and the WHO-FCTC Global Knowledge Hub on Smokeless Tobacco Products and was the Founder-CEO of the India Cancer Research Consortium. Additionally, he holds Honorary/visiting Professor  appointments at the Brunel,  Pretoria and York Universities as well as an Affiliate Investigatorship at the Cancer Prevention Program - HABIT Lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle and the Chief Medical Officer at the Open Health Sciences Laboratory.  

In addition to his academic career in various medical schools, Dr. Mehrotra has been a leading proponent of affordable cancer care. He led successful programs in a broad range of public health efforts. He has guided the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in conceiving and implementing the Framework for Cancer Control and was instrumental in three states taking up HPV vaccination immunization against cervical cancer, the most recent one being Sikkim. 

Over and above his expertise in cancer prevention, epidemiology, pathology, and public health, Prof Mehrotra has a wealth of experience leading large multi-disciplinary teams, overseeing operations, shaping and implementing national-scale strategic plans, fostering key institutional partnerships, and using evidence to influence policy. Has extensive experience collaborating with leaders in government, academia, private and not-for-profit sectors and has facilitated collaborative projects with well-known international institutions such as the US National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health Research, UK, The Union, and the World Health Organization- Framework Convention for Tobacco Control. He is an impactful researcher with an Impact Factor of 52 more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, including in the NEJM, Lancet, Cancer, BMJ and Nature, numerous books/chapters, and technical reports. He sits on the editorial board of 8 medical journals and has been the Principal Investigator of over ten research grants with significant funding.

His research interests focus on various aspects of health, especially non-communicable diseases, including the early diagnosis and screening of cancer, diabetes, hypertension, tobacco control, especially the smokeless variety, and mentoring of younger scientists and health worker training. He is the winner of many prestigious awards, including the prestigious Dr. P.N.Wahi and Dr. Lachman award in Cancer prevention and the Ernest Fernandes Award and Wahi Oration of the Indian Academy of Cytologists, in addition to being its’ past President.

He is a committed educator who has successfully mentored more than two-dozen graduate and post-graduate trainees in pathology, epidemiology, molecular cancer research, and global health. Dr. Mehrotra holds degrees in Medicine from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, MD and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Allahabad as well as a Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathology from the United Kingdom.

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Rd

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: (530) 481-5136



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Areas of Interest

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Disease Pathogenesis
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Public Health Policy
  • Tobacco Control and Prevention


  • MBBS 1980, University of Poona Armed Forces Medical College
  • MD 1983, University of Allahabad Moti Lal Nehru Medical College
  • D Phil 2010, University of Allahabad
  • FRCPath 2012, Royal College of Pathology

Affiliations & Activities

Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Director, Indian Cancer Genomic Atlas

Founder, Centre for Health, Innovation and Policy Foundation

Associate, Healis Sekhsaria  Institute of Public Health

Affiliate, Cancer Foundation of India

Extraordinary Professor, Pan African Cancer Research Institute. Pretoria, South Africa

Affiliate Investigator, Cancer Prevention Program- HABIT Lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Honorary Professor, College of Health, Medical and Life Sciences, Brunel University, London, UK

Visiting Professor of Public Health and Society, School of Health Sciences, University of York, UK

CMO and Member of the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Open Health Sciences Laboratory (OHSL), USA