Short BiographyDr. Mira B. Aghi is a Behavioural Scientist and a Communications Expert whose work has focused on intervention research and advocacy in Tobacco control. She is the co-author of both of UICC manuals on Smoking and Children published in 1982 and 1991 as well as the writer of the Strategy on Women’s Health as affected by tobacco, WHO Geneva, 1999. Dr. Aghi obtained her PhD in Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago.
In 2005 she was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Behavioural Science from Universidad Del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2006.
She is a Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA.
She sits on several international boards of organization focusing on tobacco control.
She received the Distinguish Achievement award—Indian Space Research Organization Development of innovative TV program material—in support of Satellite International Television Experiment by Dr Dhawan January 26, 1976
She was the first woman from Asia to be awarded the WHO Gold Medal on Tobacco Control in 1989. She is the recipient of Academy Award, Asian Academy of Films and Television, 1995. She also received Tribute for Outstanding Service to Women,, International Network of Women against Tobacco, 2009.
She was named one of Twenty Women Achievers in Health Care by Modern Medicare magazine, 2009.