Dr. Roopa Dhatt

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Dr Roopa Dhatt is a passionate advocate for gender equality in global health and a leading voice in the movement to correct the gender imbalance in global health leadership. She is also a practicing Internal Medicine physician at Georgetown University MedStar Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr Dhatt is particularly committed to addressing issues of power, privilege, and intersectionality that keep many women from global health leadership roles and to opening up spaces for the voices of these women to be heard. Determined to build a movement to transform women’s leadership opportunities in health, Dr Dhatt co-founded Women in Global Health in 2015. Dr Roopa Dhatt, Executive Director, and the global team work with a network of WGH chapters in every region to challenge power and privilege for gender equity in health. Dr Dhatt has worked in global health for 15 years, collaborating with 120+ countries. She holds numerous advisory, board, and ambassador roles. She advises the WHO on matters of the health workforce, gender equity, and universal health coverage. She has published in the Lancet, BMJ, Devex, Forbes, and been interviewed in National Geographic, Nature, NPR, EuroNews, and numerous other channels. Dr Dhatt was recognized in the Gender Equality Top 100, the most influential people in global policy 2019.

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Dr. Roopa Dhatt