Anoop Misra, M.D., has been a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board since 2007.
Misra is the chairman of the Fortis-CDOC Center of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases, and Endocrinology, and director of the National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation, India. He has been on faculty at the Department of Endocrinology and Human Nutrition at the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, USA, and is a former professor of internal medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. In January 2012, he was conferred with an Honorary Professorship from the Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad, with a mandate to steer the Diabetes and Metabolic Research program. He is an advisory board member of the British Medical Journal. He is also a technical advisory board member of the National Program for Diabetes, CVD, Stroke and Cancer.
Misra has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, service, research and community health intervention programs directed towards Asian Indians and particularly for underprivileged people. He has been a member of the World Health Organization and the Indian Council of Medical Research Expert Groups for Childhood Obesity, Fatty Liver, Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. He has also been a member of the Governing Committee, National Institute of Nutrition, National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau, and Expert Committee for Drugs under the Drugs Controller General of India.
Misra has published more than 300 scientific papers in international journals. He has been awarded the highest award for medicine in India, the "Dr. B.C. Roy Awar" (2006), and the prestigious National Honor, "Padma Shree" (2007). He has been conferred the following awards: World India Diabetes Federation as "Outstanding Investigator for Diabetes in India" (2014), "Americare Award" (Americare Foundation) and "Swastha Bharat Samman" (from Zee TV) for most outstanding contribution to diabetes in India.
Misra has given 25 named orations in India and neighboring countries. He is a member of the editorial boards of 15 international journals, including associate editor of "Diabetic Medicine" and "Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Research and Reviews." He has written three editorials for the prestigious journal "The Lancet" and is reviewer for more than 30 journals including "Circulation" and "The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism."
Misra has several important scientific findings to his credit including contributing to Asian definitions of obesity, abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome. He has lead countrywide consensus of guidelines for obesity, the metabolic syndrome, physical activity and diets for Asian Indians. He has research collaborations with scientists from the USA, UK, Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Malaysia, and Sweden. Project MARG and Dishaa, large nationwide intervention projects dedicated to the nutrition and health of schoolchildren, have been conceptualized and carried out by his team and have been nationally and internationally lauded.
Misra has been personal physician to two former prime ministers of India.
The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board is made up of leading experts from around the world in the fields of nutrition and health whose role is to educate and train Independent Herbalife Members on the principles of good nutrition, getting regular physical activity, and leading a healthy lifestyle.