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Padmini Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, FRSPH

Padmini MurthyProfessor, Public Health
Global Health Certificate Director, Public Health

Padmini (Mini) Murthy, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.Phil., CHES, FRSPH, is a physician and an activist who did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Murthy has practiced medicine and public health for the past 30 years in various countries. She has been working in various areas of the health care industry including the private sector.

Dr. 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. Dr. Murthy is the Global Health Lead and NGO Representative of the American Medical Women’s Association to the United Nations. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations as well as 1st Vice Chair of the Global NGO Executive Committee, NY at the United Nations. In this role, Dr. Murthy has worked with UN Ambassadors, to discuss women’s health challenges. She has been at the forefront of organizing workshops and seminars internationally on women's health. She has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Dr. Murthy serves as chair of the International Health Section of American Public Health Association (APHA) since November 2020. Previously she has served as Governing Councilor APHA, representing IH Section. She has served as chair of the advisory council for APHA’s Publication Nations Health and was appointed to serve 2 terms as chair of the Committee of Women’s Rights APHA.


  • M.P.H., New York University
  • M.S., Management New York University
  • M.D., Nagarjuna University


Dr. Murthy's research interests include women's health and human rights, promoting the practice of safe motherhood, the health of women in underserved communities with a focus on social determinants of health, and technology in the practice of public health.


  • Mishra S, Murthy P, Ahuja D, et. al. "Translucency characteristics of permanent maxillary central incisor in Indian population: An analytical cross-sectional study." Journal of conservative dentistry and endodontics, 26(6), (2023) 651-656. doi: 10.4103/JCDE.JCDE_44_23
  • Bellad A, Rangiah K, Sathe G, et. al. "Identification of a rare [(G) γ((A) γδβ)(0) ] -thalassemia using tandem mass spectrometry." Proteomics, (), (2024) e2300495. doi: 10.1002/pmic.202300495
  • Juvekar MR, Vaidya GK, Majumder A, et. al. "A Real-World Observational Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Fluticasone Furoate-Oxymetazoline Fixed Dose Combination Nasal Spray in Patients with Allergic Rhinitis." Clinical drug investigation, 44(2), (2024) 123-130. doi: 10.1007/s40261-023-01338-8
  • Meena P, Narayanan G, Murthy P, et. al. "Rare case of chronic naphthalene ball ingestion in a young Indian woman." Journal of family medicine and primary care, 12(11), (2023) 2973-2975. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_352_23
  • Chopra R, Murthy P, Narayanan G, et. al. "Early maladaptive schemas in substance use disorders in the Indian context: Theoretical and therapeutic implications." Industrial psychiatry journal, 32(2), (2023) 452-455. doi: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_162_22
  • Omkaram S, Reddy CG, Murthy PS, et. al. "Prevalence of preoperative anxiety in patients posted for surgical procedures and its relation to the doses of anesthetic drugs: A cross-sectional study." Industrial psychiatry journal, 32(2), (2023) 260-265. doi: 10.4103/ipj.ipj_109_22
  • Murthy P, Zenati MS, AlMasri SS, et. al. "Impact of Recombinant Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor During Neoadjuvant Therapy on Outcomes of Resected Pancreatic Cancer." Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN, 22(1D), (2023) e237070. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2023.7070

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  • Member of Evaluation Committee NYMC-SHSP
  • Work with the Student division of the American Medical Women’s Association on Menstrual Equity
  • Regular presentations AMSA (American Medical Student Association) students on Global Health
  • Panelist on COVID-19 series organized by NYMC
  • NYMC SHSP has been designated as SDG 3 Hub of UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT (As a result of Murthy and Ansehl’s efforts locally and globally) and I am one of the designated focal points
  • Invited to give talks at other universities on women’s health nationally and internationally
  • Mentoring Committee member to medical students
  • Presentations to students in P.T., S.L.P., Dr.P.H.


  • Global health Lead, American Medical Women’s Association and
  • Secretary General, Medical Women’s I international Association
  • Peer reviewer and Associate Editor, BMC journal of Public Health and Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health
  • Reviewer, APHA in the International Health Section and Committee of Women’s Rights
  • Chair, Committee on Women’s Rights of the American Public Health Association (APHA)


  • Health Care in the US 
  • Primary Health Care Around The World 
  • Infectious Disease and Public Health 
  • Comparative Health Care Systems
  • Women and Health: An International Perspective