Ishu Kataria is a core member of the noncommunicable disease initiative team at RTI International India. She has experience in conceptualizing and developing training interventions, designing and implementing advocacy campaigns on noncommunicable diseases and access to medicine, coordinating projects, and collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
Dr. Kataria works as a Special Advisor with the World Health Organization Global Coordination Mechanism Working Group on health education and health literacy for noncommunicable diseases and is a member of United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth's Science, Engineering and Technology Commission on Sustainable Development Goal 3. She also serves as the Global Coordinator for the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - a global nonprofit that works to mobilize young leaders worldwide to take action against social injustice driven by noncommunicable diseases.
Dr. Kataria developed experience in capacity building by working with the Aga Khan Foundation to conceptualize and develop training modules on growth monitoring and promotion for community health workers as well as on nutrition and hygiene for women’s self-help groups. For the World Obesity Federation, she documented policy and evidence in India to provide an evidence-based model for effective integrated intervention approaches in preventing and reducing the prevalence of obesity and related co-morbidities. She has also worked with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for their community outreach program using the positive deviance approach, and the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, on their Integrated Child Development Services initiative.