Dr. Rohini Dutta is a dedicated researcher and aspiring obstetrician-gynecologist with a profound commitment to empowering women and addressing health disparities through socially conscious solutions and policies to strengthen healthcare systems. Born in India and raised across Punjab and Toronto, she obtained her MBBS degree from Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, India. In medical school, she served as the President of the Asian Medical Student’s Association of India (AMSA-India) which serves over 3000 medical students with research, education, and capacity-building resources and opportunities. She trained at the WHO Collaborating Center for Research in Surgical Care Delivery in Low-and-middle-income countries in Mumbai, India, and completed the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellowship from the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. Currently serving as a Global Women’s Health Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Dutta is actively involved in developing an educational mHealth tool for high-risk pregnant women undergoing cesarean delivery in Uganda. Her goal is to enhance access to reproductive and obstetric care for women and improve surgical outcomes in resource-limited settings. Her dedication and expertise have earned her recognition, including the Women of The Future Award India in 2021 and the Indian Health Professional Award for Medico Leadership in 2019. Dr. Dutta is now pursuing a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With her exceptional qualifications and a strong commitment to improving healthcare systems, she is poised to make a significant impact in advancing women’s health and reducing health disparities worldwide.
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