- The Indian American worked at the Domestic Policy Council as a senior policy adviser for public health.
Sejal Hathi has left the White House, where she worked at the Domestic Policy Council as senior policy adviser for public health. She will soon start as New Jersey’s state health officer and deputy commissioner of health, as reported by Politico.
A serial entrepreneur, Hathi has founded and led two global social enterprises, each advancing women’s and girls’ agency in some of the most impoverished regions of the world, according to her biodata.
“In 2013, she was appointed as one of nine public health leaders to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s expert advisory group on women’s & children’s health, charged with evaluating and reporting global progress against maternal and child mortality,” her biodata said
More recently, she served as the host and producer of Civic Rx, a podcast on health equity and social justice. At the same time, she cared for COVID-19 patients as a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.
She has served on numerous national boards related to public service and public health, and today maintains a role as a founding board member of Indiaspora. She has spoken at TEDWomen, the World Health Assembly, and the United Nations, among other venues. And during the first two years of the pandemic, she appeared regularly as a medical commentator for CNN, BBC, CBS News, and Yahoo! News.
She holds a B.S. with honors from Yale University and an M.D./ M.B.A. from Stanford University, where she studied as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. Among other honors, she’s been named to the Forbes 30 under 30, Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World,” Glamour’s Amazing Young Women of the Year, the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Academy of Achievement delegates, and the United States Presidential Scholars for her work.