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Dipesh Navsaria

Dipesh Navsaria

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

Assistant professor, pediatrics School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-263-3223 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @navsaria


  • Public health: director of the MD-MPH program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 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.


  • Member, Early Brain and Child Development Leadership group at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Recipient, Physician Advocacy Award from the Institute for Medicine as a Profession.