Panel of Experts
Dr. V. Mohan is Chairman and Chief Diabetologist of Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, a chain of diabetes hospitals in India and President of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, the largest research foundation for diabetes in Asia. He is also the a Steering Committee Member of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Govt. of India.
Dr. Sujata Sharma is a practicing clinical psychologist. She had been the Consultant Neuropsychologist to the Indo-U.S. Cross-National Study on Dementia Epidemiology (under the aegis of National Institute of Aging, U.S.A.), and Consultant to UNICEF and NIPCCD working on Training Module on 'Counselling Services for Child Survivors of Trafficking'. She has been weekly guest columnist of a national newspaper Hindustan Times (H.T. City) for about three years in the columns 'Behaviour' (Mental Health) and 'Relationships'. She has also been a part of the production team of a series on Mental Health - MINDWATCH for Doordarshan.
She has co-authored two books on Stress and conducted Stress Management Programs and Workshops on Substance Abuse and Positive Parenting for many organizations and schools. She also conducts workshops on Counselling skills and techniques for trainees at NIPCCD, NCERT and NISD. Dr. Sujata D. Sharma is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and uses hypnotherapy in regular clinical practice.
Dr. Mira B. Aghi is a Behavioural Scientist and a Communications Expert whose work has focused on intervention research and advocacy in India and internationally, including South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern and Southern Africa. She was the first woman from Asia to be awarded the WHO Gold Medal on Tobacco Control in 1989 and is a tireless advocate for tobacco control across various sectors including Parliamentarians.
Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, a writer, columnist, researcher, author and an entrepreneur. She spearheaded, the first of its kind, a health food company 'Whole Foods', in the business of producing and retailing health foods and operating Health Cafés'. Passionate about nutrition and a strong believer in the power of foods, she completed her Masters in Foods & Nutrition from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University.
She started her career under the guidance of Lt. Dr. MMS Ahuja at the prestigious AIIMS Institute and later at Sita Ram Bhartiya Institute. Subsequently, Ms. Khosla was the Head of the Nutrition Department at the Department of Preventive Cardiology in Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, for several years, where she dealt with nutrition for cardiac patients, diabetes and obesity.
Since 2001, she has been actively involved in her own clinical practice at the Centre For Dietary Counseling in Delhi, where she deals with a wide range of nutrition related health problems. Ishi khosla has also been writing extensively and has authored a book, called -'The Cholesterol Facts'. She has recently signed up with Penguin publishers for two books -'The Wheat Free World' and 'Diet Matters'. Ms. Ishi Khosla has several columns and contributes articles in leading newspapers and magazines including Indian Express, Hindustan times, India Today and Prevention to name a few.
With 23 years of experience in this field, Ms. Khosla has been a Consultant and on the Board of numerous organizations and Multi-National Companies as also a Nutrition advisor to several schools & colleges in and around Delhi. She lectures extensively and conducts nutrition workshops across the country. As part of her commitment towards community nutrition and public health, Ms. Khosla founded 'The Celiac Society For Delhi', the first of its kind in India, in 2006 to spread awareness about Celiac Disease, a condition caused by wheat intolerance. She was recently listed among the 25 most powerful women in the Country by the India Today Group.