Dr. Kanwal Preet Kochhar
Dr K.P. Kochhar is Professor and Head at Department of Physiology, AIIMS, New Delhi. She has a broad background in Physiology with specific expertise in cognitive neurophysiology, nutrition and integral health for 35 years. She has skillsets in recording non-invasive neuroimaging, eye tracking, recording of cortical event-related potentials as well as Bereitschafts potentials as tools for motor neuroscience and wireless physiological monitoring of various physiological autonomic and neural parameters. Her research includes work on Indian Dietary Spices, coarse cereals and probiotics, obesity and food addiction as chief of nutrition laboratory in department of Physiology. She is interesting in generating scientific evidences for benefits of yoga, meditation and traditional life style. She successfully started a Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory at AIIMS, New Delhi interacting with departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Neurology, Psychology, Integral Health Clinic, Dietetics and Nutrition.
She is recipient of WHO Award for HRIDAY-SHAN (Health related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth-Student Health Action Network), Hindi Science Writing and Woman Scientist Awards and has number of publications in peer reviewed national and international journals. She is currently heading the AIIMS Medical Humanities Initiative and PRAKASHMAY (Pandemic Related Awareness, Knowledge and Sensitisation of Health Management Amongst Youth). She is member of Fit India Nutrition, Govt. of India and patron of International Naturopathy Organisation.