Professor Vinod K Srivastava, the present Secretary, IEA, is currently working as Head, Department of Community Medicine, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki, Greater Lucknow, India. He also served as a teaching faculty in Social & Preventive Medicine at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow as well as the Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Integral University, Lucknow, India. Dr. Srivastava also occupied some important research positions in India viz. Director, Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region (Indian Council of Medical Research), Dibrugarh and Director, State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Lucknow, India. Besides his training in epidemiology in India, Dr. Srivastava also received advanced training in epidemiology at CDC / Emory University, Atlanta and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. Dr. Srivastava has undertaken and coordinated large number of research projects and has been principal Investigator of over 35 research projects funded by various agencies viz. WHO, Unicef , World Bank, CARE, PATH, JHU-SPH, ICMR (Govt. of India) etc. His current research interests are focused on maternal and child health and program evaluation. He has published over 110 research papers in leading medical journals and guided over 40 students for MD and PhD degrees. He has also served as the National President of the Indian Public Health Association during 1998-1999 as well as that of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine in 2009-2010. He has been the Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Public Health and is currently member of Advisory Board of Indian Journal of Community Medicine and Indian Journal of Community Health. In recognition of his academic contributions, he has been awarded the Fellowships of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (FIAPSM), Indian Public Health Association (FIPHA), Fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) and Fellowship of Indian Society of Medical Statistics (FSMS). Dr Srivastava is an active member of the International Epidemiological Association and has served as its Regional Councilor for South East Asia Region from 2008 – 2014.