Padmini Murthy Speaker & Booking Information
Global Health Director at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice
About Padmini Murthy
Padmini Murthy Biography
Dr. Padmini (Mini) Murthy is Professor and Global Health Director at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice. Dr. Murthy is a physician and an activist who trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has practiced medicine and public health for the past 30 years in various countries. She has been working in various arenas of the health care industry. She has worked as a consultant for the United Nations on women’s health. In addition to being a trained physician Murthy has a Master’s in Public Health and a second Masters in Management of International Organizations from the prestigious New York University. She has been a NGO representative to the United Nations for more than 20 years and is a highly respected NGO leader. She serves as Global Health Lead American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and at present represents AMWA at the United Nations as an NGO leader.
Dr. Murthy is widely published and is the author and editor of Women's Global Health and Human Rights (Jones and Bartlett, 2010) and Technology and Global Public Health (Springer, 2020), both of which are used as textbooks worldwide. She has made over 150 presentations on various subjects and women’s and children’s health nationally and internationally in scientific conferences and at the United Nations and as an invited speaker who has addressed global audiences. She serves as a peer reviewer for several publications. Her book of poems Mini’s Musings was published in 2012 and her most recent book Glorious Global Ganesh was published in Dec 2020.
Dr. Murthy’s research interests focus on women’s health and human rights, social determinants of health, global health diplomacy, and promotion of global health with a focus on bridging inequities and promoting gender harmony. She is a highly sought-after motivational speaker and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on women’s health and emerging public health issues. Dr. Murthy has been working with UN Ambassadors and Missions to promote women’s health globally with local efforts.
Some of the projects she has worked on include safe motherhood and spearheading the procurement of PPE and medical equipment to serve communities in Grenada, Kenya, India, Malawi, and Nepal.
Dr. Murthy has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards.
Some of these are: recipient of Mid-Career Award given by the American Public health Association in 2010.
She was the first American woman physician to receive the Jhirad Oration Award (in Seoul, Korea) conferred at an international conference in recognition of her service and work to MWIA. She has also been the recipient of the Soujouner Truth Pin which is given to those women who excel in community service.
In June 2015, she received Millennium Milestone Maker Award at the 9th Annual Women’s Symposium at Sias University, China. In 2016, She was the first Indian born American in over 70 years to receive the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal from American Medical Women’s Association for her work in promoting women’s health globally. (One of the highest honors given to a woman physician/ doctor in the United States of America)
Additionally, she is the recipient of the Lalita Pawar Memorial Award in 2016 conferred by the Association of Medical Women in India (Nagpur Branch) for her work in promoting women’s health and human rights. In 2017, Dr. Murthy was conferred the prestigious Dr. Homi Colabawalla Oration in Mumbai, India for her work in promoting women’s health.
In 2018, she was the recipient of the Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi and an award for promoting human rights for women from the Taiwanese Medical Association at the International Health Literacy Conference in Taipei. In September 2019, Dr. Murthy received an award for outstanding contribution to women’s health from the
Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria. In November 2019, Dr. Murthy received an award in recognition of her service to promote women’s health and wellbeing from the Kenyan Medical Women’s Association.
In July 2020, Dr. Murthy was the recipient of the Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All from the Women Economic Forum in India. In March 2021, Dr. Murthy was awarded The Bertha Van Hoosen Award given to AMWA women physicians who have demonstrated excellent leadership and service to the association.
Dr. Murthy currently serves as Chair of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, which is one of the largest associations of public health professionals in the world. She serves as the first Vice Chair of the Global NGO Executive Committee since August 2019. She has extensive experience speaking on various media outlets globally.Book Padmini Murthy Now!
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