Shweta Khandelwal is Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at PHFI and leads the capacity building for PHFI’s contribution to Transform Nutrition.
Shweta Khandelwal, a trained public health nutritionist, has a doctorate in Human Nutrition from the University of Delhi as well as a second Master’s degree in Public health (distance learning) from LSHTM, UK. Shweta has also completed a 2 year NIH sponsored D43 postdoctoral fellowship (Evaluation Grade: A/Excellent) from Emory University, Atlanta and Centre for Chronic Disease (CCDC), New Delhi (Aug 2010- Aug 2012). At PHFI she has led the online academic initiative in Public Health Nutrition (May 2010- Mar 2014), being involved in curriculum development and teaching (Major areas: Nutrition epidemiology, Health promotion). As a part of capacity strengthening (in nutrition) initiatives, Shweta has been the Course Director of the International Training seminar on Nutrition Epidemiology series (http://www.ccdcindia.org/nutriepitraining.php) in New Delhi for the past four years. She is also the lead for capacity building arm in nutrition as a part of the DFID-funded international project (of which PHFI is one of the 7 partner institutions) called “Transform Nutrition” (www.transformnutrition.org/). She is the recipient of Government of India, Dept of Science and Technology’s Young Scientist Award to examine the impact of prenatal Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) supplementation on newborn anthropometry. Additionally, she has served as a co-investigator on a couple of research projects (salt intake in India, trans fats, diet and inflammation, etc). Shweta has more than 20 peer reviewed publications.