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  • B.S. Food & Nutrition, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
  • M.S. Food & Nutrition, Banaras Hindu University
  • Ph.D. Urban Health Services, Old Dominion University


  • Diabetes.
  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Cardiovascular disease (as a macro vascular complication of diabetes).
  • Epidemiological studies to examine prevalence and risk factors of diabetes.
  • Intervention studies on prevention and management of diabetes (in the community and clinic-based)
  • Minority health and health disparities.
  • Health literacy.
  • Cross-cultural investigations to examine the Diaspora of changes in behavioral, environmental, health care, psychosocial factors that influence behaviors and health/disease outcome as individual migrate from rural/urban areas of developing countries (such as India and Mexico) to developed countries (such as the US).
  • Effective client/community services using evidence-based practice.