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Roopa Dhatt      

Executive Director & Co-Founder of Women in Global Health

Dr. Roopa Dhatt is a physician by training and an advocate by principle. She was recently recognized in the Gender Equality Top 100, the most influential people in global policy 2019. She is the Executive Director and co-founder of Women in Global Health (@womeningh), an organization that aims to achieve gender equality in global health leadership and advance women’s leadership. Women in Global Health is a global movement with ~21K followers, from 90+ countries, with global chapters in 4 continents.

She serves as the Co-Chair of Global Health Workforce Network Gender Equity Hub, is on several advisory bodies, including the Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGS) Advisory Board; Strategic Advisory Committee for the Global Health Workforce Network (GHWN); the Global Health 50-50 Advisory Council, Global Health Council Advisory Council, the GlobeMed Advisory Board, and formerly, in the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference Steering Committee. She has served on World Health Organization task teams and working groups to improve meaningful civil society engagement.

Dr. Dhatt is deeply committed to providing primary care, as she is an Internist, in Washington D.C. She completed her training at Case Western Reserve University, Department of Internal Medicine in the International Health Track. She has a decade of experience in global health from leading world-wide campaigns on global health issues including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Change, Social Determinants of Health, Universal Health Coverage, and Health in All Policies, engaging people from 120+ countries. Formerly, she was the President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations and is the founder of the Young Voices, Youth: Pre-World Health Assembly (#yWHA) in 2013 with the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute. She has a B.A. and B.S. from the University of California, Davis in Cell Biology and African American and African studies; a Master in Public Affairs from Sciences Po, Paris, France; and an M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine.

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