- He has practiced primary-care pediatrics in a variety of settings with a special emphasis on working with underserved populations.
President Joe Biden has appointed Indian American pediatrician Dipesh Navsaria as a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board,” the White House announced last week. Established by 20 U.S.C. § 9105a, the board advises the agency on general policies with respect to the duties, powers, and authority of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) relating to museum, library, and information services, as well as the annual selection of national medals recipients, according to the IMLA website.
“As a pediatrician working in the public interest,” the White House says Navsaria “blends the roles of physician, occasional children’s librarian, educator, public health professional, and child health advocate.” According to his website, “he has practiced primary-care pediatrics in a variety of settings with a special emphasis on working with underserved populations. He is involved in advocacy training for residents, medical students, and practicing physicians. His educational interests also include physician assistant education and public/population health training for clinicians.
He “aims to educate the next generation of those who work with children and families in realizing how their professional roles include being involved in larger concepts of social policy and how they may affect the cognitive and socioemotional development of children for their future benefit,” the White House says.
He has graduate degrees in public health, children’s librarianship, physician assistant studies, and medicine. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as a clinical associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the School of Human Ecology, both at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has practiced primary care pediatrics in a variety of settings with a special interest in underserved populations and continues to practice in outpatient settings. He also works regionally and nationally with Reach Out and Read and the American Academy of Pediatrics.