The author is a senior academician with over five decades of research and teaching in population-based public health at three top-ranking universities in USA. He has served as a consultant for leading multinational organizations (e.g. UN, WHO, Kellogg Foundation, Fulbright commission) in more than twenty five countries. He is currently a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair in Global Health and his research focuses on empowerment of women for promoting global health and quality of life. He is also an award winning and published photographer. For more on his career, publications, and honors and awards, please visit: