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Dr Joyita Banerjee is a MBBS, PG (Dip) Geriatric Medicine, PhD, at present employed as clinical scientist in Department of Geriatric Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India , New Delhi. She is a retired Major from the Indian Army where she worked as a short service commissioned medical officer.

She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Utkal University, Orissa in India and a Doctorate from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Her area of interest is Geriatric Oncology and palliative care.

Her research work focuses on the development of appropriate assessment tools for the older person with malignancy and interventions including palliative and supportive care. She is a certified Palliative care Physician from Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and a volunteer in Non-Government Palliative Care Organization for cancer patients and older patients requiring palliation for various life limiting ailments –CanSupport. She is also involved in basic science research dealing with biomarkers of aging and cancer.

Dr Banerjee holds the post of Project Manager  from AIIMS, New Delhi  in a National Institute of Health(US) funded, multi-centric project, Harmonized Diagnostic Assessment of Dementia for Longitudinal ageing study in India- (LASI-DAD). This is a nationally representative, novel study of its kind dealing with late life cognition and dementia and is a  part of an international research collaboration  and similar sister studies in different countries.