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Amita N. Vyas, Ph.D

Dr. Amita Vyas is an Assistant Professor & Director of the Maternal & Child Health masters in public health program in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and holds an adjunct appointment with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Vyas is a public health scientist whose primary research focuses on reproductive and sexual health. At George Washington University, Dr. Vyas teaches Reproductive Health: US and Global Perspectives, Adolescent Health & Development, Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health, and Management Approaches to Public Health. Dr. Vyas has given lectures and speeches around the country including Capitol Hill and was the Chair for “Partnerships in Health,” an advocacy briefing and event on Capitol Hill aimed at promoting public-private partnerships to address HIV/AIDS in India.

Dr. Vyas served as President of the Network of South Asian Professionals-Washington D.C., an organization of over 1000 members committed to providing networking, professional development, political education, and community service opportunities to those interested in South Asian related affairs; Dr. Vyas was a founding board member of the South Asian Public Health Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Indian-American Leadership Incubator, a national organization committed to identifying, training, and funding Indian American leaders for elected and appointed political office.

In 2007, Dr.Vyas founded the Global India Fund, a non-profit organization committed to inspiring global philanthropy by providing secure and transparent giving options to individual and corporate donors. GIF showcases the work of credible non-profit organizations in India and empowers donors to choose which organizations to support.