Dr Shifalika Goenka, MBBS(Mumbai), PhD(AIIMS), is Associate Professor, Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health- Delhi. Dr Goenka has been working in the research and delivery of public health for the last 16 years. She has intensive hardcore field experience working at the ground level with marginalized communities and populations, with different stake holders and a wide range of providers.
She is passionate about promoting physical activity in daily living in communities and populations through promoting an environment that fosters physical activity during transportation, at work, at home and for leisure. She believes that national, state and local policies across sectors should directly and indirectly make physical activity in everyday living, the easy choice, the affordable choice, the accessible choice and the most desirable choice for all sections of society including the elderly, the disabled, women and children. Her book ‘Powering India’s Growth’, advocates the various context specific public health measures to promote physical activity and healthy eating in populations to prevent non-communicable diseases in India. She has been the co-investigator on a number of large successful health promotion projects.