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Dipesh Navsaria

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

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, MD-MPH Dual-Degree Program; Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-262-7180 — 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.


  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of Reach Out and Read Founding Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin
  • 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.