Dr Anurag Agrawal

Dean, BioSciences and Health Research, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University

Dr Anurag Agrawal (@AnuragAgrawalMD) is an Indian pulmonologist, medical researcher, and the director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, a CSIR institution. Known for his studies on lung diseases, Dr Agrawal is a senior DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance fellow. He received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, the highest Indian science award, for his contributions to Medical Sciences in 2014, as well as the National Bioscience Award for Career Development in 2015. As the head of a national laboratory and as an elected fellow of both the major national science academies of India, Dr Agrawal is deeply engaged with the science-society interface and biomedical policy development. His current focus areas include use of information technology and big data analytics for effective application of community health efforts and development of pattern-based diagnostics. His group has also developed integrated solutions for healthcare delivery and digital data collection in resource-limited settings, as well as computational tools for visualisation and analysis of complex medical datasets.