Director

Dr. Jayakumar Jayaraman, BDS (Ind), MDS (HK), MPaed DentRCS (Edin), FDSRCS (Edin), DipFHID (Lond), PhD (HK)

Dr. Jayakumar is the Founder & Director of Date of Birth Foundation. He is a Pediatric Dentist and has strong research interest in Forensic Dentistry and Human Biology. He is involved in age assessment related research for the past 8 years and holds PhD degree in “Age Estimation” from the University of Hong Kong. Having had research training from King’s College Dental Institute, London, he is working with research collaborators in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. Dr. Jayakumar is an Executive Committee Member of Dental Age Research London Information Group (DARLInG). He has lectured extensively in national and international platforms emphasizing the importance of birth registration and the need for an ethical method for age assessment. He has published papers in several peer-reviewed scientific journals. Furthermore, he also serves as Director of Health services for Waters of the Earth Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil that holds consultative status in the United Nations. He is as an Examiner for the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr. Jayakumar leads the DOB Foundation and he assigns roles to the Board of Directors and gets involved in implementation of research and projects activities on age estimation.