Dr. Chockalingam MS, PhD, FACC, FAHA currently serves as adjunct professor with Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Secretary General of the World Hypertension League. He was previously the founding Director of the Office of Global Health at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health between 2010 and 2013. Dr. Chockalingam's experience encompasses a unique combination of global health research, policy, training, and administration in addition to international leadership within the global health community. He is a co-author of the Institute of Medicine’s March 2010 report, Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World: A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health, which lays out a vision for curbing and ultimately preventing cardiovascular disease in low-and middle-income countries. Dr. Chockalingam is passionate about global health research and has established research collaborations in China, India, Germany, Malaysia, Kenya, and Argentina. His multidisciplinary research interests go beyond cardiovascular health into household air pollution, mental health as well as congruency of health, agriculture and economics. Dr. Chockalingam has published over 160 papers and 11 book chapters, served as an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous journals and was editor-in- chief of the Journal of Hypertension Control (1994-1999) and associate editor of CVD Prevention (1992-1988).
Affiliations and expertiseSecretary General of the World Hypertension League and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada