Dr. Garg is a public health specialist with more than three decades of experience supporting implementation of large-scale public health programs in low- and middle-income countries. She joins Resolve to Save Lives after serving as WHO Representative for Thailand and as a WHO Team Leader for Noncommunicable Diseases. In these roles, she oversaw WHO’s programs and supported the government and civil society partners to improve access to effective hypertension treatment, develop policies for sodium reduction, eliminate artificial trans fat, curb tobacco use, combat childhood obesity, and accelerate, COVID-19 vaccination. Previously she has worked at WHO SEARO, US CDC, and at public health institutions in India covering a range of health programs including noncommunicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and child survival. Renu served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at US CDC from 1997-1999. She received her medical and public health degrees from Mumbai University, India and Master of Public Health from Emory University, Atlanta.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, trying healthy recipes, bicycling, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.