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.

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.

Indo-US Scientific Steering Committee

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. 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

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 Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Communications at USC , The Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


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 Former 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 Population Cognitive Neurologist | Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Neurological Sciences |Chief D&I Officer AMWA|
Dr. A. Ramachandran India Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai
Dr. Arun Chockalingam Professor of Epidemiology & Global Health, University of Toronto
Nikhil Narayan
Parminder Batra
Dr Arun Gowda Physician | Analyst | Technology Enthusiast
Alex Counts  
Denise Freier  
Gloria Barone  PwC


MyThali Advisory Committee

Ruchika Sachdeva (Chair)
Inoshi Sharma Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
Dr. Neena Bhatia  NITI Aayog
Dr. Purnima Menon International Food Policy Research Institute
Dr. Ajay Khera Engender Health
Rohini Saran PATH
Prof. Meenakshi Mehan Foods and Nutrition Dept., MSU Baroda
Dr. Rupal Dalal IIT Bombay
Ms. Anita Kumar Amazon
Dr. Shiela Vir Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre
Dr. Seema Puri Institute of Home Economics, Delhi
Suju Dutta Akshayapatra Foundation
Dr. Ananya Awasthi IRC, Harvard University
Dr. Rachita Gupta The World Health Organization (WHO)


Healthy Workplace Advisory Committee

Dr. Ashish Jain (Chair) GSK
Dr. Shubnum Singh Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Dr. Balaji Lakshmipuram Tata Power
Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran
MLSU/visiting prof IIMU
KS. Harish
Bayer Group
Sangeeta Chandran
TCS Cares
Reena Tyagi ManipalCigna Health Insurance

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 Distinguished Professor Emeritus 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 Former Managing Director, India, APCO Worldwide
Dr. Kanav Kahol Team Leader, Affordable Health Technologies, Public Health Foundation of India
Zoe Hellman Weight Watchers Company Dietitian


  • Swati Saxena (Head- Growth & Strategy)
  • Meeta Walavalkar (Program Chief)
  • Dr. Smriti Pahwa
  • Dr. Sandhya Ramalingam
  • Shyamala Sami
  • Nandini Ganesh
  • Usha Chander
  • Ashwini Thakker
  • Nandan Bhatia
  • Dr. Meghana Pasi
  • Kshema Kurup
  • Kriti Pradhan
  • Varun Ramesan
  • Dr. Nidhi Jaswal
  • Anuradha Yadav
  • Jackie Williams
  • Gene Levin
  • Suresh Chaudhary