Dr. Ripudaman Minhas

Master of Public Health degree candidate

Honours Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of Toronto)
Doctor of Medicine (University of Toronto)

Canada & India

Child development and disability in the context of global health

What are your career goals?

To work to better understand and improve the determinants and barriers affecting long-term developmental outcomes in children in resource-poor settings

What sparked your interest in global health?

Clinical and volunteer experiences in low-resource settings where children with disabilities were unable to access education and many healthcare services, often leading to barriers to participation in their communities and fulfillment of their developmental potential

How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?

The Global Health Scholarship and my time at the JHSPH will equip me with the skills and knowledge I need to take steps in improving programmes and policy to better support early childhood education and the rehabilitation of children with disabilities in resource-poor settings.

Who inspires you and why?

Parents inspire my work every day. As a pediatrician, a researcher, a son, and now as a father, I have marvelled at the strength of the caregiver-child relationship and the lengths to which caregivers will go to ensure the best outcome for their child in realizing their potential. This is manifested in the short-term outcomes related to children with nutritional and infectious diseases, but, also in the caregivers' dedication to ensuring the fulfillment of their children's potential. It is a pleasure getting to support families in working toward this goal.

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs
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Projects

Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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