Dr Kamini Walia

Senior Scientist, Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, Division of Indian Council of Medical Research

Dr Kamini Walia is a microbiologist by training and has subsequently trained in public health from Johns Hopkins. She is working as Senior Scientist  in the Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Division of Indian Council of Medical Research. She spent 2 years in PATH, as Director, Research and Development. 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  experience spans working on infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS programs and heath technologies including vaccines and diagnostics. 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 is member:

  • WHO Scientific Advisory Group of Experts on AMR Diagnostics
  • Scientific Advisory Committee of GARDP
  • Commissioner on Lancet Commission on Diagnostics

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 sixty publications in peer reviewed journals.