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Dipesh Navsaria

Expert on early literacy in children, child health advocacy, public health and medical education.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Clinical Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies School of Medicine and Public Health School of Human Ecology Work: 608-262-7180 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @navsaria


  • Public health: public communication and outreach around public health topics.
  • Child health advocacy: focuses on the betterment of children's health through advocacy approaches; teaches these approaches to a variety of learners.
  • Children's literature; holds degrees in public health as well as in children's librarianship.
  • Early literacy promotion; founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin and the UW Pediatric Early Literacy Projects.
  • Parenting: thinking about how we can positively help children thrive and flourish, from the micro (supporting parents) to the macro (policy) and everything in between.


  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of Reach Out and Read Founding Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin
  • Past President, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Executive Committee, Council on Early Childhood, American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.
  • Recipient, Physician Advocacy Award from the Institute for Medicine as a Profession.