THE DHDI TEAM

 
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REEM ABBASI

Nutrition Security Fellow

Reem Abbasi is a goal-oriented public health nutritionist with expertise in human nutrition, epidemiology & public health. She holds a B.A. degree in Public Health Nutrition from Al-Quds University and an MPH from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Abbasi has experience working in clinical settings, school health, and with the Institute of Public Health at Birzeit University, where her research work revolves around digital nutrition strategies to prevent non-communicable diseases and promote health and well-being within communities.

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MADDIE CARPENTER

Outreach/ Volunteer Coordinator

Maddie Carpenter holds a degree in sociology as well as extensive experience working in the not-for-profit sector.

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SONIA NAVANI

Founder & Director

Sonia Navani, DrPH, MPH is a public health scientist and innovator with 20 years of global health experience. She led institutional responses to conflict-related sexual violence from 2001 to 2005 and has worked extensively on reproductive health research, monitoring, and evaluation in humanitarian settings. Dr. Navani conducted this work for over a decade with academic entities, UN agencies, NGOs, and community-based organizations in over 15 countries.

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JAGADESWARI VARDHA

Nutrition Security Fellow

Jagadeswari Vardha is a public health professional dedicated to improving community health & nutrition in India. She has experience addressing public health disability issues with Equkiacccess Foundation and served as emergency district-level coordinator during COVID-19 responses with government, UN & local NGOs in Andhra Pradesh. Vardha trained & worked as a dentist before receiving her MPH.

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MAYURA TONPE

Nutrition Security Fellow

Bio and photo coming soon.