Dr. Pushpa Dhami

Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Health

Professional Biography

Pushpa Dhami has an expertise in the area of Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition, public health nutrition, climate change and food security, nutraceuticals and health foods, food product development, nutrition during lifecycle and food quality assurance. She has taught these subjects for nearly a year at G D Goenka University.

Pushpa Dhami holds a PhDin Food and Nutrition from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; M.Sc (Food and Nutrition) from Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, and B.Sc (Home Science), from G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. She qualified UGC/NET in 2013.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals
‘Traditional ready-to-use mix for the food basket of calamity stranded evacuees-analysis of sensory, nutritional and storage parameters’, Chemical Science Review and Letters,6(21), pp.88-93. (Dhami, P., Bains, K., and Kaur, H., 2019).

‘Estimation of in vitro starch digestibility (IVSD) in the fermented rice and ragi based products’, International Journal of Pure and Applied Biosciences,5(4), pp.1406-1411. (Dhami, P., and Sucharitha, S., 2017).

‘Shape of curve alongwith area under curve (AUC)-important predictor for estimation of glycemic index (GI). International Journal of Family and Home Science,13(2), pp. 165-175. (Dhami, P., Sucharitha, S. and, Uma Devi, K., 2017).

‘A review on synergistic relationship between Nutrition and Exercise in treating Depression’, Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 9(3), pp. 653-658. (Dhami, P., Kavitha, C., Pandey, P., Kaur, A.  and Kaur, K. 2018).

Research Monographs, Books and Book Chapters
Agro industrial by-products utilization: From trash to treasure, in Sharma, H.K and Panesar, P.S., (Ed),Technologies in Food processing, Apple Academic Press Inc.,USA. (Bains, K., and Dhami, P., 2018).pp. 315-331.

Contribution to the Profession and Awards(from 2015)

NFP fellowship (2016)- financed by Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs to attend International training on "Linking Emergency aid with Food and Nutrition Security" at Center for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR, Netherlands.

VATAT Fellowship (2017)- funded by PBC Scholarship to attend International training on "Food Safety and Security" at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

NSPIRE fellowship- by Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for doctoral degree.

ICAR- JRF- by Indian Council of Agriculture Research for Master’s degree.

Current Research

Dhami’s current research interests are focused on emergency relief foods for disaster hit victims with a focus on food security at all levels. Her research area also encircles Community Nutrition, Public health Nutrition, and climate change and food security.