Founders

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Surabhi Dharmadhikari

MBBS
RCSM GMC, Kolhapur

Co-founder, ASAR, 2018

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Siddhesh Zadey

BSMS

IISER Pune

 

Co-Founder, ASAR, 2018

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Sweta Dubey

MBBS

  SVNGMCH Yavatmal

Co-founder, ASAR, 2018

about the founders

 Siddhesh is a Senior Research Aide in the Department of Surgery at Duke university School of Medicine (DU-SOM). He completed the Bachelor of Science Master of Science (BSMS) dual degree program at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune in 2018. For his Master's thesis, he worked at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone on non-invasive brain stimulation markers for cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease. He completed his second Master’s from the Duke Global Health Institute in 2021, working with Dr. Joao Vissoci on mapping surgical care access in rural India. At ASAR, he focusses on systems modeling to investigate socioeconomic disparities, healthcare access, and population-level mental health problems. At Duke Surgery, he co-leads the Duke Bass Connections Team with Drs. Catherine Staton and Joao Vissoci investigating cultural variations in alcohol use behaviors. He also works with Dr. Tamara Fitzgerald, Division of Pediatric Surgery, DU-SOM on improving access to gasless laparoscopy in low-income countries. He was a member of the ‘Indian Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Task Force for School Reopening’ in 2021. He is currently a Fellow for the Lancet Citizens' Commission on ‘Reimagining India’s Health System’ working with the Human Resources Workstream. He is a part of the Global Burden of Disease Collaborators Network, Mental Health Innovation Network, and Global Mental Health Action Network. His work has been published in the Lancet, British Medical Journal, BMJ Global Health, Global Health Now, Think Global Health, and Wire Science among other outlets.

Siddhesh Zadey, Co-founder