Founded as a non-profit in 2000 in New Dehli, the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) seeks to address the growing challenges of chronic diseases in developing countries. As a developing country, India faces a unique challenge in creating effective health research and programming due to the variety of settings within the country. The CCDC addresses said variation through knowledge generation and translation to inform policies, improve health programming, build capacity, and enhancing the empowerment of people and professionals. The CCDC is nationally recognized as a ‘Centre of Excellence in Clinical Research’ and internationally acclaimed for its work in epidemiology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, and mental health.
Collaborating with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory and the Public Health Foundation of India, fellows at the CCDC currently have the opportunity to research the relationship between air pollution and cardio-metabolic risk factors and diseases in India. The study provides opportunities for research in topics relating to chronic disease such as epidemiology, CM disease, mental health, physical activity, and unhealthy diet.