Dr. G.V.S. Murthy is Vice President (South), Public Health Foundation of India and Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, India. Dr. GVS Murthy has been ranked among the top 2% research scientists of the world by a study conducted by Stanford University, USA in 2020 and 2021.He has worked as faculty at AIIMS, New Delhi and MGIMS, Sevagram prior to joining PHFI.
He worked as Medical Officer, WHO, Geneva on the Childhood Blindness Program (where he helped develop plans for control of childhood blindness across 12 countries) and as M&E Consultant with UNAIDS South Asia (where he operationalized the first population based Behavioral Surveillance Survey for HIV/AIDS covering 85,000 people and 8500 high risk groups across 15 States in India). He also helped in developing the first M&E framework for the National AIDS Control Programme in 2001. Currently he is Technical Advisor to CBM, India, and Research Advisor to Mission for Vision, India, Member, Optometry Council of India & Academic and Research Committee of Adichunchanagiri Deemed University, Belur, Karnataka.
He is also a member of the WHO Technical Advisory Committee on School Reopening after COVID-19. He has also served on the Technical Advisory Group of WHO on Integrated Care for Older People, Technical Advisory Committee of WHO on School Health Services, Scientific Advisory Committee, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, and WHO Consultative Committee on Monitoring & Implementation of Global Vision2020 activities and served as a member of the Indian Council for Medical Research Consultative Group on Disability.