Nita Gandhi Forouhi is a physician-scientist, Head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Programme, MRC Investigator, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator and Professor of Population Health and Nutrition at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge. She is a Public Health physician with the UK government’s Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and Director of Organisational Affairs at the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.
Nita’s research focuses on defining the link between diet, nutrition and non-communicable diseases and in informing strategies for their prevention. She has published more than 300 scientific articles with extensive citations. Nita has served on committees including National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Public Health England, Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) working group, Diabetes UK, and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Atlas committee.
She trained as a physician in Newcastle and Edinburgh qualifying with a BMedSci, MBBS and MRCP. She obtained a Masters and PhD in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as a Wellcome Fellow and specialised in Public Health Medicine in London and Cambridge