Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA is Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health and Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Emory School of Medicine. He is a physician-scientist trained in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and preventive medicine, who specializes in the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, obesity and vascular diseases.
Until 2007, he led the Diabetes Epidemiology and Statistics Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Narayan was a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for four years before joining CDC in 1996. He is an investigator in several large, multi-center, national studies of diabetes, directs Emory’s Global Diabetes Research Center, and collaborates actively with South Asian countries.
Narayan has authored or co-authored more than 320 peer-reviewed publications and has held editorial appointments as associate editor of Primary Care Diabetes and Clinical Diabetes, associate editor of Canadian Diabetes Journal and Diabetes & Technology, and guest editor of Annals of Internal Medicine and Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (UK).