Ashish Joshi is an applied researcher and an innovator to develop technology enabling interventions to bring social impact in diverse settings. He is currently Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, City University of New York School of Public Health. His research focuses on designing and developing innovative, accessible and affordable heath technologies to improve access, alleviate health literacy, reduce health disparities and enhance population outcomes among individuals living in diverse global settings. Lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes and hypertension are an increasing burden worldwide. He utilizes information and communication technologies such as the Internet, cell phones, and electronic health kiosks to prevent and manage the increasing disease burden among individuals living in urban and resource-poor settings. He combines interactive media such as audio, video, images and animations with public health evidence to develop informatics tools that can effectively communicate risk to an individual in an easy-to-understand format so that appropriate recommendations can be given.
Ashish’s work has been funded by Federal Agencies such as NIH, AHRQ, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation (Nigeria), Ministry of Health (Brazil), and the Government of India (India). In addition he has been funded by several industries for both National and International work. Ashish has several copyrights, patents and has taken research into practice.
He received his MD from GGSMC Medical College, his MPH in Public Health from Boston University, and his PhD in Public Health Informatics from the University of Texas.