Dr. Gavaravarapu Maruthi Subbarao

Born in Hyderabad, India on 18 February 1975. Educated at Jyothi Bala Mandir High School, 1983-88 and Kakatiya Vidya Niketan High School, Hyderabad, 1988-90; Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad, 1990-92; Osmania University, Hyderabad, BCom (Hons), 1995 and University of Hyderabad, Masters in Communication 1998, and PhD 2010. ICMR International Fellow at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA, 2013.

Scientist F & Head, Nutrition Information, Communication & Health Education (NICHE) Division, ICMR- National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.

Research Officer, 2001-06; Senior Research Officer (Scientist C), 2006-2010; Scientist D, 2010-15; Scientist E, 2015-2020; Scientist F, 2020 – till date ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.

Awards/Honours: American Society for Nutrition Mid-career Award in Nutrition Extension & Behavior Science, 2020; ICMR VN Patwardhan Prize 2014; Runner-up NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award 2014 in Social Sciences; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Silver Author Recognition Award (Elsevier Journal with IF: 2.865) for three consecutive years 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2022; Foundation for Futuristic Cities Platinum City Strategist Award 2009; 19th International Congress of Nutrition Young Scientist Grant Award, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand; IDA JN Bose Memorial Award for Community Nutrition, 2008; NSI Young Scientist Award in Community Nutrition, 2004. Chair, Health Communication (HEC) Working Group, International Association of Media and Communication (IAMCR), 2019-Till date; Chair, Health Communication & Change (HCC) Working Group, 2015-19; Asian Editor, American Journal of Health Behavior 2014-till date; Editorial Board Member of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour (Elsevier Journal) 2011-2014; 2014-2017; 2020-2023; Treasurer, Nutrition Society of India (NSI) 2015-2019; Member, Scientific Panel on Food Labelling and Claims/Advertisements, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), 2020- till date.

Fellow: Royal Society of Public Health, UK

Research Areas: Nutrition, Food Safety & Health Communication

Address: Scientist F & Head, Nutrition Information, Communication & Health Education (NICHE) Division, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition, Tarnaka, Jamai-Osmai PO, Hyderabad 500007, Telangana; 12-2-709/18A, Navodaya Colony, Gudimalkapur, Mehedipatnam, Hyderabad 500028, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27197321; Res. (040) 23515328; Cell: 9701933391; Email: subbarao.gm@icmr.gov.in; gmsubbarao@yahoo.com]