Dr Kamini Walia is a senior scientist at Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. She received her PhD from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and also did Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. During her 20 years of experience in public health space she has initiated and successfully steered numerous projects and programs of public health importance in the field of infectious diseases, reproductive and child health and noncommunicable diseases. Dr Walia’s has extensive experience of working in infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS programs and heath technologies including vaccines and diagnostics. She spent 2 years in PATH, as Director, Research and Development. Dr Walia is currently leading the Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative of ICMR which focusing at various aspects of AMR, including surveillance, antimicrobial stewardship and OneHealth aspects . She curated the National Essential Diagnostics for the country to improve availability of diagnostics at all levels of health care. She is former member WHO Scientific Advisory Group of Experts on Essential Diagnostics.
She has been member:
• WHO Scientific Advisory Group of Experts on AMR Diagnostics
• Scientific Advisory Committee of GARDP, Geneva
• Commissioner on Lancet Commission on Diagnostics
• Board member, SEDRIC project, Wellcome Trust, UK
She is recipient if ICMR’s Shakuntala Amir Chand award , Indian National Science academy, Young Scientist Award and NIH’s Fogarty Fellowship. She has received numerous fellowships and trainings from WHO, NIH, USA, IVI, Seoul, Pasteur Institute, France.
She has more than eighty publications in peer reviewed journals.