Who?

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Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He practices primary care pediatrics at a federally-qualified health center in South Madison. He is the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin and the founder and director of the Pediatric Early Literacy Projects at the University of Wisconsin. With respect to education, Dr Navsaria is heavily involved in advocacy training for the pediatric residents and medical students and is frequently involved in medical student and physician assistant education from the clinical arena through myriad small group and lecture formats.  He is also the director of the MD–MPH program at the University of Wisconsin.  He regularly writes op-eds on health-related topics, does radio and television interviews, and frequently speaks locally, regionally and nationally on early brain and child development, early literacy, and advocacy to a broad variety of audiences. He also has a modest professional presence on social media.

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Born in London, England and raised in New York City, Dr Navsaria attended the Bronx High School of Science. His undergraduate education was at Boston University, majoring in Biology and English Literature. He completed a Master’s in Public Health at Boston University and Physician Assistant training at The George Washington University in the District of Columbia. He practiced as a pediatric physician assistant in East Central Illinois before attending medical school at the University of Illinois in Urbana. During his time there, he also completed a master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Illinois, focusing on children’s librarianship. He then completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr Navsaria also does some work in the common-sense, intelligent application of technology to practical projects and situations.  As a devoted user of Apple hardware for over twenty years, Dr Navsaria also cares deeply about visual presentation and typography — information should be clear and beautiful in how it is passed on.

He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his family. He has a lovely, supportive wife and two children.  They not only put up with his sense of humor, they encourage it!  Well, at least his wife does — his teenage children now just roll their eyes.

Committed to understanding how basic science can translate into busy primary-care settings via population health concepts and policy initiatives, Dr Navsaria aims to educate the next generation of health care providers in realizing how their professional roles include being involved in larger concepts of social policy and how they may affect the cognitive development of children.

Shorter biography suitable for oral introductions at conferences.

A full curriculum vitę (CV) is available upon request.


Institutions, Projects and Programs 
that 
Dr Navsaria is affiliated with.

Clinical

UW Health

American Family Children's Hospital

Access Community Health Centers


Educational

University of Wisconsin

     University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

          Department of Pediatrics

          Department of Population Health Sciences

          MD–MPH Dual Degree Program

          UWSMPH MEDiC Student-run Free Clinics

     School of Library and Information Studies


Outreach, Service & Professional Organizations

Reach Out and Read

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

     Reach Out and Read Wisconsin

Pediatric Early Literacy Projects

American Academy of Pediatrics

     Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Group

     Neuromotor Screening Expert Panel

     Council on Early Childhood Early Literacy Subcommittee

     Bright Futures 4th Edition Expert Panel

Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

     CATCH Program

     Chapter Child Care Contact

Academic Pediatric Association

     Child Poverty Task Force

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

The Literacy Network

The Campaign for a Commerical-Free Childhood

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

Ascend at the Aspen Institute


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