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Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., FAMWA, FRSPH

Professor

Padmini Murthypadmini_murthy@nymc.edu

Address:

Department of Public Health
Division of Health Policy & Management
School of Health Sciences and Practice
19 Skyline Drive Room 2N-B26
Hawthorne NY 10532

(914) 594-2042

Professional Interests:

Dr Padmini (Mini) Murthy, Professor in Division of Health Policy and Management , in the Department of Public Health and Global Health Director. She is a physician and an activist who did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has practiced medicine and public health for the past 25 years in various countries. She has been working in various arenas of the health care industry including the private sector She has a Master's in Public Health and a Masters in Management from New York University (NYU). Murthy has been on the Dean's list at NYU Steinhart School of Education and named Public service scholar at the Robert F Wagner Graduate School at New York University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. Murthy is the NGO  Representative of Medical Women International Association to the United Nations. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations. Murthy also serves as member of the of the Executive Committee of the NGO CSW Committee of NY at the United Nations. In this role she has met United Nations Ambassadors, high level UN personnel to discuss women’s health challenges. She has been at the fore front of organizing work- shops and seminars internationally on women’s health and the challenges faced. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Sojourner Truth Pin which is given to those women who excel in community service.

Murthy also serves since 2017 as executive member of the NGO society on Mental health at the United Nations and NGO committee of the department of Public information at the United Nations.

Murthy was awarded the National Council of Women USA Distinguished Leadership award on occasion of 100 years of International Women’s day in 2011 She was named Public Service Scholar by Robert F. Wagner school of Public service at New York University and received A Certificate in Academic Excellence at New York University. She was named best physician at work place by the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia.

Murthy is widely published and is the author and editor of Women's Global Health and Human Rights a book which is used worldwide as a text book and a reference book.

Murthy serves as a peer reviewer and Associate Editor for BMC journal of Public Health and Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

She also serves as reviewer for APHA in the International Health Section and Committee of Women’s Rights. She blogs for Medscape and APHA.

Murthy has spearheaded the Safe Motherhood Malawi initiative at NYMC and the team has raised funds to build a maternity waiting home and collected hospital supplies for a rural clinic.

Her research interests include Women’s Health and Human Rights, Promoting Practice of Safe Mother Hood and Activism to improve the health of women in underserved communities with a focus on social determinants of health, Promotion of Distance education and social media in the practice of public health.

Murthy has been appointed to 3 consecutive terms as the Chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights of the American Public Health Association (APHA) which is one of the largest professional organizations of health care professionals( physicians and public health professionals in the world). Starting in November 2012 she began her term as member of Governing Council representing the International Health section at the APHA. As faculty at New York Medical College Murthy has been honored by her students as an outstanding teacher and having been an inspiration to pursue their careers in global health. Since March 2012 Murthy hosts and writes the script for a radio show sponsored by AV radio on the Millennium Development Goals which has a worldwide audience. In Dec 2012 she was invited to deliver the 16th Marie Catchatoor Oration Lecture in recognition of her work on women’s health by The Association of Medical Women in India.

She was named Women of the year for 2012-2013 by The National Association of Professional Women USA. In August 2013 at the Triennial medical women’s congress in Seoul, South Korea Murthy was conferred the Jhirad oration award which is given once every 3 years to an outstanding woman physician. She is the first American woman physician to receive this honor an international meeting from the Medical Women’s International Association at which has women physician members in 100 countries. In June 2015, Murthy was presented Millennium Milestone Maker Award at the 9th Annual Women’s Symposium at Sias University, China.

Education Profile:

Post Graduate Studies: London School of Tropical Medicine - Research Scholar
Graduate Degree: MPhil, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.   
Graduate Degree Institution: Walden University, New York University, Nagarjuna University
Undergraduate Institution: Osmania University

Industry Expertise:

  • Medical
  • Health Care - Services
  • Education/Learning
  • Not for profits

Areas of Expertise:

International Health, Women’s Health, Maternal Healthcare, Human Rights, Promoting the Practice of Safe Motherhood, Activism to Improve the Health of Women in Underserved Communities, Social Determinants of Health ,Public Health, Distance Education, Social Media, HIV/ AIDS

Accomplishments:

Women of the Year | PROFESSIONAL
Awarded by The National Association of Professional Women USA. 2013-01-01

  1. Jhirad Oration Award | PROFESSIONAL
    Award granted once every three years to an outstanding female physician. 2013-01-01
  2. Marie Catchatoor Oration Lecture Awarded by The Association of Medical Women in India, Calcutta branch for promoting women health -2012 | PROFESSIONAL

NCW USA Distinguished Leadership and Achievement Award | PROFESSIONAL
Awarded by the National Council of Women of the United States. 2011-01-01

Elizabeth Blackwell Medal by the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) PROFESSIONAL and is the first Indian born American to get this honor since its inception since 1949.-2016

  1. Lalitha Pawar Memorial inaugural Award given to a women physician promoting women's health and human rights – Association of medical women in Indian Nagpur branch – 2016. | PROFESSIONAL
  2. Homi Colabawalla Oration recognition given for international work in promoting women’s health . Association of Medical Women Mumbai branch 2017 | PROFESSIONAL

Media Appearances: UN  web TV, Indian news TV channel ,African Views Radio show, 

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Selected Bibliography:

Murthy P, Narasimhadevara A. Academia and Aid Effectiveness in Global Health . United Nations Chronicle web special. 2015. http://unchronicle.un.org/article/academia-and-aid-effectiveness-global-health/

Murthy P, Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality: Meeting A Global Challenge In: Zimmerman R, DiClemente R, Andrus Jn, Hosein E eds. (2016) Introduction to Global Health Promotion. San Francisco, CA:Jossey -Bass ;2016:173-188

Murthy P., Bhattacharya D., (2010) In Human Rights and Women’s Health in Rights-Based Approaches to Public Health Beracochea, E Evans, D. ( Eds) , NY , Springer

Murthy P, Smith L(Eds) 2009. Women's Global Health and Human Rights . Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett 
http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763756314/

Murthy, P.,Upadhyay U., Nwadinobi,E (2009). Violence Against women and the girl - Child: A Silent Global Pandemic.  In Murthy P, Smith L(Eds). Women's Global Health and Human Rights . (11-25 ). Boston , MA :Jones and Bartlett

Murthy P., Persaud, R. , Toda M (2009)  Human trafficking: A Modern Plague.In  Murthy P, Smith L(Eds) .Women's Global Health and Human Rights. (59-72). Boston , MA :Jones and Bartlett

Upadhyay, U., Murthy, P., ( 2009) . Sexual and reproductive Health: Women's Health is Society's Wealth. In  Murthy P, Smith L(Eds). Women's Global Health and Human Rights. (237-250). Boston , MA :Jones and Bartlett

Murthy, P., Li,E., Azzam, H., Narasimhadevara (2009) , A., Cervical Cancer Mortality: A Preventable Tragedy, In  Murthy P, Smith L(Eds). Women's Global Health and Human Rights (267-278) Boston , MA :Jones and Bartlett

Ansehl, A., Katz, M., Murthy, P., Society, Exercise and Women, In  Murthy P, Smith L(Eds) .Women's Global Health and Human Rights ( 451-460) Boston, MA :Jones and Bartlett

Clare CA, Weingrad L, Murthy P. Impact of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and HIV/Malarial coinfection in pregnant women in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine: An International Journal. 2014;5(3):193-205. DOI : 10:1615/ Ethics Biology Eng Med 2015012736

Selected Presentations:

Murthy, P. (2011, March).  Violence Against Women What can we do? Paper presented at The 55th Commission on Status of Women, United Nations, New York, NY

Murthy, P. (2011, March). HIV AIDS and  Challenges Women  Face in developing countries . Paper presented at The 55th Commission on Status of Women, United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P. (2011, March).  Safe Mother Hood and MDG 5. Paper presented at The 55th Commission on Status of Women, United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P . ( 2011, March) . Men and women: equal responsibility as caregivers? . Paper presented at The 55th Commission on Status of Women, United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P. ( 2011, May ). Women's Health and Human Rights : Is it a Missing Link?. Paper presented at Drexel University , Philadelphia , PA.

Murthy, P. ( 2011, July). Making an Impact: Think Globally Act Locally .Eleanor Roosevelt Center Hyde Park, NY.

Murthy, P .( 2011, October ). Importance of Urban Health and Why it Matters. Oral presentation at The APHA 139 annual meeting and Expo, Washington DC

Murthy, P .(2011, November ). Immigrants and their health. Oral presentation at The APHA 139 annual meeting and Expo, Washington DC

Murthy, P .(2011,November). The role of prevention in advancing women's health. Oral presentation at The APHA 139 annual meeting and Expo, Washington DC

Murthy, P .( 2011, November). Role of the U.N. Millennium Goals in advancing women’s health and human rights. Oral presentation at The APHA 139 annual meeting and Expo, Washington DC

Murthy, P. (2011, November). Innovations in International Health 1.Oral presentation at The APHA 139 annual meeting and Expo, Washington DC

Murthy, P. (2011, November). Importance of Urban Health and Why it Matters ? Oral presentation at The APHA 139 annual meeting and Expo, Washington DC

Murthy, P. ( 2011, November . HIV/AIDS programs in international health. Oral presentation at The APHA 139 annual meeting and Expo, Washington DC

Murthy, P. (2011, December) HIV/ AIDS Face of Women. Paper presented at UNAIDS World AIDS Day High Level meeting United Nations, New York, NY

Murthy, P.  (2012, January) . Immunization and its role in Public Health . Paper presented at United Nations Foundation Washington DC

Murthy, P.  (2012, January). Progress made in MDG 5 .  Oral presentation at High level panel discussion on Millennium Development Goals , United Nations , New York, N.Y.

Murthy, P.  (2012, March). Women , Energy and Human RightsOral presentation ,United Nations Foundation, New York, N.Y.

Murthy, P.  (2012, March). Resolution 1325 and its impact on women’s health. Oral presentation The  56th Commission on Status of Women , United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P.  (2012, March).  Role of Rural Women in Building communities. Oral presentation The  56th Commission on Status of Women , United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P. (2012, March). All forms of Violence against women : A global outrage – Al  Hakim Foundation, Oral presentation The 56th Commission on Status of Women , United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P. ( 2012, March). Safe mother  and Human Rights. Oral Presentation The 56th Commission on Status of Women , United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P  ( 2012, May). Women’s Health: Is Societies’ Wealth.Sisters of Notre Dame Global Health Conference –Lexington, KY

Murthy, P  (2012, July). The Role of Culture in the Promotion of Public Health Practice. Oral presentation at Fort Sam Houston , San Antonio, Tx

Murthy, P  (2012, July).Prevention and its role in Promoting Public Health in Medical Missions. Oral presentation at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tx.

Murthy, P  (2012, July). Violence against the Girl Child: A Pandemic Eleanor Roosevelt Center Hyde Park, NY.

Murthy, P., Ansehl, A. (2012,October). Service learning In public health and medical education.

Oral presentation. Asian Medical Women’s Regional Conference at Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Murthy, P.,  (2012,October). Media and Women Doctors. Asian Medical Women’s Regional Conference at Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Murthy, P. (2012, November)Women's Health is Societies' Wealth
Oral presentation at The APHA 140 annual meeting and Expo, San Francisco, CA

Murthy, P. (2012, November)Role of Immunization in Prevention of Childhood Diseases Globally Oral presentation at The APHA 140 annual meeting and Expo, San Francisco, CA

Murthy, P. (2012, November). Millennium Development Goals: Triumphs and Challenges.

Oral presentation at The APHA 140 annual meeting and Expo, San Francisco, CA.

Murthy, P. (2012, November). Non Communicable diseases in the US: An Ongoing Challenge. Oral presentation at The APHA 140 annual meeting and Expo, San Francisco, CA.

Murthy, P. (2012, November)Women's Health in the global context. Oral presentation at The APHA 140 annual meeting and Expo, San Francisco, CA.

Murthy, P. (2012, November)Millennium Development Goals : Triumphs and Challenges. Oral presentation at The APHA 140 annual meeting and Expo, San Francisco, CA.

Murthy, P. (2012, December). Millennium Development Goal 5: Progress and Challenges. Marie Catchatoor Oration Presentation at Association of Medical Women annual meeting  in Calcutta India.

Murthy ,P. (2013, February). Education and human rights of youth. Oral presentation at UNA USA at United Nations , New York NY

Murthy, P. (2013, March). Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls from MDGs perspectives . Oral presentation at Taiwanese Economic and Cultural Center at United Nations, New York, N.Y.

Murthy, P. (2013, March). Cultural practices promoting violence-Oral presentation The  57th Commission on Status of Women , United Nations, New York, NY.

Murthy, P. (2013, April). Women’s Health and Human Rights: Is it a Missing Link ? What can we do? Paper presentation at Global Health Distinguished Scholar Speaker Series - Ithaca College, N.Y.

Murthy, P. (2013, August). Women’s Health is Society’s Wealth.Paper presentation at Medical Women’s International Association Triennial congress Jhirad Oration, Seoul , Korea.

Murthy, P. (2013, August). MDG 5 Progress and Challenges 2000- Present. Paper presentation at Medical Women’s International Association Triennial congress Seoul, Korea

Murthy, P. (2013, August). Investing in Women’s and Children’s Health. Paper presentation at Medical Women’s International Association Triennial congress Seoul, Korea

Murthy, P. ( 2013, August). Sexual and Reproductive Health For Women of all Ages: A Global Perspective. Paper presentation at International Conference on Women and  Health: Global Challenges and Progress , Taipei, Taiwan.

Murthy, P. (2013, October). Global Health and Human Rights: Is It A Missing Link? Oral presentation at Presidential Diversity Forum, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.

Murthy, P. (July 2014). Women are Winners! Hadassah National Convention, Las Vegas

Murthy, P. (August 2014). Environment, Women and Human Rights, 65thAnnual UN DPINGO Conference at United Nations, New York.

Murthy, P. (October 2014). Panelist at J. Michael Adams Conversations series inaugurated by Secretary General, United Nations, New York.

Murthy, P. (June 2015). Cervical Cancer and Women’s Human Rights. Presentation and Moderator High level Panel on Women’s Cancers, United Nations, NY.

Murthy, P. (September 2015). Beijing Platform of Action: A 20 year review of the progress and challenges in women's health and their human rights. Invited keynote presentation. Canadian Medical Women’s Conference, Toronto Canada.

Murthy, P. (Oct 2015). Beijing Platform of Action : A 20 year review of the progress and challenges in women’s health in the context of their human rights. TheAPHA 143rd Annual meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL.

Murthy, P. (Nov 2015). Maternal Mental Health: A Neglected Priority. Oral presentation at The APHA 143rd Annual meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL.

Murthy P (March 2016). Violence against women : Role of Medical women in addressing this . Oral presentation. Commission on Status of Women  United Nations , NY , NY

Murthy P (Oct 2016). Role of SDGs in advancing  Women’s Health in 2016 and Beyond. Oral presentation Association of Medical Women’s Annual meeting Nagpur, India 

Murthy P (Nov 2016). Human Rights based approach and SDGs . Oral presentation at The APHA 144th  Annual meeting and Expo Denver, CO.

Murthy P (Nov 16). Advocacy in Global Health .Oral presentation at The APHA 144th  Annual meeting and Expo Denver, CO.

Murthy P ( March 17) . Role of Physicians In Promoting Health and Human Rights . Oral presentation   Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Grand rounds, NY, NY

Murthy P (August 17) Integrational dialogues – SDG 3 .Oral presentation  Annual UNDPI NGO Conference , NY, NY

Murthy P (Nov 2017). Women’s Health . The Environment and Human Rights in 21st century. Oral presentation The APHA 145th Annual meeting and Expo, Atlanta, Georgia

Murthy P (Dec 17). Role of women Doctors and NGOs in Promoting SDG 3. Oral presentation. Association of Medical Women’s Annual meeting Mumbai, India