Amit Dias, MD, DTM&H, DGM

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Preventative Medicine

Goa Medical College, Bambolim




Amit Dias, MD, DTM&H, DGM, DCT, is an epidemiologist and geriatrician who is currently the assistant professor in the department of Preventative and Social Medicine at Goa Medical College in Goa. Dr. Dias received his MBBS and MD from Goa Medical College at Goa University.  He received his DTM&H and DCT from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in the UK.  He has his PGDGM from the M.S. Ramyah Medical College at Indira Ganghi Open University in New Delhi.  Additionally, he is the chairperson of Sangath, an NGO for bridging the treatment gap for mental health. Dr. Dias is the founder secretary of the Dementia Society of Goa and the coordinator of the 10/66 Dementia Research Group in India. He is the coordinator of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel and former Jt. secretary for the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI). He was one of the authors of the National Dementia India report 2010 that was presented to the Government of India. His research on interventions for families of people with dementia won the prestigious Foundation Médéric Alzheimer and the Alzheimer Disease International prize for being the best evidence based psychosocial research in 2010. He is a recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Commonwealth and the FEMTO scholarship. He is in charge of the Rural Health and Training facility at Goa Medical College. He is currently leading a project on prevention of depression in late life (DIL) in association with the University of Pittsburgh and the LSHTM. He has recently started a program called Reorientation of Public Health Education (ROPHE) for medical students undergoing their rural posting

Project Title: Developing a web based assistive platform for people with dementia and their families: