Dr. Padmini (Mini) Murthy, Professor and Global Health Director at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice. Dr. Murthy is a physician (a trained obstetrician and gynecologist) and an activist who did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has practiced medicine and public health for the past 28 years in various countries. She has been working in various arenas of the health care industry. She also worked as consultant for UNFPA. She has an MPH and an MS in Management from New York University. Dr. Murthy serves as the Medical Women’s International Association NGO representative to the United Nations. She also serves as a member of the Executive Council of the NGO CSW Committee of NY, and the DPI NGO executive committee of NY at the United Nations.
Dr. Murthy has developed a complete online certificate on global health and has been able to reach out to international students. Dr. Murthy is widely published and is the author and editor of Women’s Global Health and Human Rights (Jones and Bartlett publisher) which is used as a text book worldwide and she serves as a peer reviewer for several publications. Her poetry book Mini’s Musings was published in 2012. She is currently working on her 3rd book on the use of technology in promoting health. She has made over 150 presentations on women’s and children’s health nationally and internationally in scientific conferences and in the United Nations and countries where she has been invited.to.
She has been working to promote safe motherhood and other health initiatives focused on women in India, Malawi and Grenada. Dr. Murthy has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards. She was the 1st American woman physician to receive the Jhirad Oration Award (in Seoul, Korea) conferred at an international conference in recognition of her service and work to MWIA. She has also been the recipient of the Soujouner Truth Pin which is given to those women who excel in community service. In June 2015, she was presented Millennium Milestone Maker Award at the 9th Annual Women’s Symposium at Sias University, China. In 2016 She was the first Indian born American in over 70 years to receive the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal from American Medical Women’s Association for her work in promoting women’s health globally. She is the recipient of the Lalita Pawar memorial award in 2016 conferred by the Association of Medical Women in Nagpur, India for her work in promoting women’s health and human rights. In 2017 Murthy was conferred the prestigious Dr Homi Colabawall Oration in Mumbai India for her work on promoting women’s health. In 2018 she received a mentor ship award from the Australian medical students and Exceptional Woman of Excellence Award at the Women economic Forum in New Delhi and award for promoting human rights of women from Taiwanese Medical association at Health Literacy conference. In March 2019 Murthy received for a second consecutive year a mentorship award for mentoring Australian medical students from the Notre Dame University in Sydney Australia. She is also the 2019 recipient of the Human Spirit and Cultural Harmony award from African Views and the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Traditionally rulers of Africa
Dr. Murthy is currently chair elect of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association which is one of the largest associations of public health professionals in the world.