Dr. Harshpal Singh Sachdev


Senior Consultant in Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology. Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research. New Delhi.


Prof. Harshpal Singh Sachdev (MD, FIAP, FAMS, FRCPCH) is Senior Consultant in Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi; Honorary Senior Research Associate, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK; Adjunct Professor, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore; and Visiting Professor, MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, Southampton. He has served as Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College; National President, Indian Academy of Pediatrics; Secretary, Nutrition Society of India; Regional Advisor, Asian Pacific Pediatric Association; and Editor-in-Chief of Indian Pediatrics. He has over 225 indexed publications and has edited fifteen books and six reports. He has been honored with Fellowships from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (London), National Academy of Medical Sciences and Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Prof. Sachdev is a National Research Awards recipient including from the Indian Council of Medical Research. He has provided services as Advisory Committee Member, Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India; Chairperson and Expert Group Member of Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; and as a consultant to several international and national agencies including WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, International Food Policy Research Institute, and USAID. His current research interests include developmental origins of adult disease, nutrition in children and mothers in Low and Middle Income Countries, and systematic reviews to guide policy and practice.