Dr. Preeti Jacob, MD (Psychiatry) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.
Her research experience includes looking at broader autism phenotype, aggression in children and adolescents in an in-patient setting and course and outcome in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her interests include preschool mental health and developmental disorders, parenting and mood disorders in children and adolescents.
Deepa Bhat Nair is a Speech and Language therapist with 25 years of experience in the field. She runs an interdisciplinary early intervention centre called DBN DEALL Mumbai. She is a Certified Master Trainer in the Com DEALL program.
Ms. Nair is also Hanen Certified in the It takes Two to Talk program. In addition to her interest in childhood language disorders, she is keen about manpower development and as Affiliations Coordinator for The Com DEALL Trust, Ms.Nair has trained interdisciplinary teams across the length and breadth of the country.
Dr Shubha Nagesh is a medical doctor by training and specialised in Global Health from Karolinska Instituet, Stockholm as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. She leads the Community Follow-up and Research programs at the Latika Roy Memorial Foundation, Dehradun, India.
A Senior Atlantic Fellow in Global Health Equity at The George Washington University, Shubha seeks to improve gender equity for children with disabilities in Uttarakhand. Her current research explores the intersectionality of gender and disability, and her specific focus is to improve access and utilization of services for young girls with disabilities in the region.
She is Faculty for the “Equity in Disability” module for the Atlantic Fellowship in Global Health Equity. She serves as a Mentor for the Global Health Mentorship Program, through which she mentors young medical doctors from South Asia who are keen to pursue a career in Childhood Disabilities from a global health perspective.
She is the 2020 South Asia correspondent for International Health Policies (the most popular Global Health newsletter in recent times), and she mostly writes about her passion, “Making Childhood Disability a Global Health Priority”. Previously, she has worked as a National Consultant for the PMTCT Program at the National AIDS Control Organization, Government of India and as a Clinician with the National Health Service, United Kingdom.