Our Influencer Network

By convening leading experts from public health, industry, government, research and public service, we leverage their collective experience and energy to increase our impact.



  • Dr. Geeta Bharadwaj
  • Nandan Bhatia
  • Usha Chander
  • Nandini Ganesh
  • Anju Jayprakash
  • Kshema Kurup
  • Dr. Smriti Pahwa
  • Dr. Meghana Pasi
  • Dr. Sandhya Ramalingam
  • Sumathi Rao (Country head, India)
  • Shyamala Sami
  • Ashwini Thakar
  • Meeta Walavalkar


  • Lauren Phillips
  • Erin Justen
  • Eugene Levin

Indo-US Scientific Steering Committee

The Scientific Steering Committee consists of medical experts from India and the U.S., who oversee Arogya World’s work in India from a scientific perspective.

Based in India:

  • Dr. K. Srinath Reddy – President, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Dr. V. Mohan – President and Chief of Diabetes Research, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Dr. Ashok K. Das – Additional Director General Health Services
  • Dr. Prabhakaran – Executive Director, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, and Adjunct Professor, PHFI
  • Dr. Nikhil Tandon – Professor, Department of Endocrinology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Prasanna Kumar – CEO, Bangalore Diabetes Hospital

Based in the U.S.:

  • Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan – Professor Global Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Emory University
  • Dr. Bonnie Spring – Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology, and Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine Director & Co-Program Leader for Cancer Prevention, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Francine Kaufman – Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Medtronic Diabetes, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Communications at University of Southern California
  • Dr. Sethu Reddy – Chief, Adult Diabetes, Joslin Diabetes Center
  • Dr. Om P. Ganda – Chairman, Clinical Oversight Committee, Joslin Diabetes Center, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Behavior Change Task Force

Arogya World has assembled experts in medicine, behavior change and business from around the world as part of our Behavior Change Task Force. Members of the Task Force donate their time, knowledge and insight to help Arogya World create scientifically sound, practical strategies that will encourage people to make meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes to improve their long-term health.

  • Dr. Francine Kaufman – Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Global Medical, Clinical & Health Affairs; Medtronic Diabetes Distinguished Professor Emeritas of Pediatrics and Communications at USC The Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Dr. Linelle Blais – Director, Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC); Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Dr. Ranjani Harish – Translational Research Madras Diabetes Research Foundation; Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai
  • Dr. Monika Arora – Director, HRIDAY-SHAN; Faculty member, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Sukanti Ghosh, Managing Director, India, APCO Worldwide
  • Dr. Kanav Kahol – Team Leader, Affordable Health Technologies, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Zoe Hellman – Weight Watchers Company Dietitian

Advisory Council

Arogya World has gathered a diverse group of expert advisors who provide us with their best counsel and insight into specific aspects of our work.

Senior Advisors:

  • Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President of Global Health, American Cancer Society
  • Raj Dave-Partner, ARE Consulting
  • Dr. Bob Kushner, Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Dr. Meryle Melnicoff, former Founding Board member, Arogya World


  • Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal
  • C.V. Madhukar – Omidyar Network, former Founder-Director, PRS Legislative Research
  • Dr. A. Ramachandran – India Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
  • Dr. Arun Chockalingam – Professor of Epidemiology & Global Health, University of Toronto
  • Dr. David C U’Prichard – President, Druid Consulting
  • Nikhil Narayan, Bangalore
  • Parminder Batra
  • Trishna Dey
  • Dr. Arun Gowda
  • C. Mahalingam