My experience with Dr. Ashish Joshi was truly eye-opening. I was fortunate to get engaged in his research project in the slums of New Delhi and greatly opened and contributed towards my perspective towards the factors that influence adequate healthcare access, health education, health promotion, and health status.
My interest in public health grew as a result of this experience. Global health is now my scope in how I aspire to change lives as a physician-scientist. From my experience, I must say that I know, first-hand, some of the issues that India faces and some of the steps that we can take to solve them via the applications of public health research.