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Meghana Joshi

Content Lead

“It is incredibly exciting to be alive in a time of multi-pronged efforts by governments, policy makers, healthcare experts and social workers driving immense change. In a time when technology has cut through social strata in an unprecedented manner, opening up previously underserved populations to the potential of digital health. It is particularly satisfying to be part of ALMATA’s solutions that benefit low-income populations around the world.”

Meghana has a diverse and international background. She has worked in basic as well as Clinical research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, altogether spending seven years in the thriving academic environment of the USA.

Upon her return to India in 2008, she first worked as an Analyst and Technical Writer at Indegene Lifesystems (Bangalore). Between 2011 and mid-2015, she ran her own socio-environmental venture Beauté Naturelle, which was featured in several leading newspapers. It was primarily focused on bringing quality products from rural India into the mainstream, supporting eco foundations and rural women’s groups. It also built a thriving ecosystem around independent designers and other entrepreneurs. Since 2015, she has returned to her biomedical roots, becoming a part of Mirai Health and ALMATA in Business Development and as a Communications Specialist, contributing to the house publication, Connected Health Quarterly.

Meghana is the co-author of ‘ROOMIES/FOODIES,’ a memoir-plus-recipe book for Indian students abroad. ‘ROOMIES/FOODIES’, published by Bloody Good Book, is India’s first crowd-sourced and crowd-curated work of nonfiction, and runner-up for ‘Best Digital Book of the Year’ at the Publishing Next Industry Awards in 2016.

By training, Meghana has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, and two Master’s degrees— in Microbiology and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Pune and SUNY Buffalo respectively.

Meghana is the quintessential mom of a vivacious young Potterhead, an adopted Golden Retriever, and assorted foster puppies. She is an avid reader of fiction, a fitness enthusiast and possesses a green thumb.