Dr. Praveen Nirmalan trained as an ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal surgeon and subsequently completed his Masters in Public Health and a Public Health Ophthalmology Fellowship from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA. Dr. Praveen has worked in clinical and public health at some of the top tier institutes in India. He has been a team leader and member of community-based and clinical research in several medical disciplines including Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatology, Obstetric Anesthesia and Critical Care and Public Health. He has developed and chaired Ethics Committees at several institutes. Dr. Praveen has been a clinical and public health research mentor for practicing clinicians and has also mentored over 200 MD, DNB and PhD students through their dissertation work and research methods. He has been part of several international studies bringing his expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics to the teams he has worked with. He has over 80 published scientific articles to his credit.