Joshitha SankamGlobal Outreach Fellow
Dr. Joshitha Sankam is a Public Health Professional with experience in domains of Planetary Health and Health Vulnerability & Adaptation to Climate Change. She is the Lead- Health Sensitization and Science Officer at Future Earth Global Hub-South Asia, Divecha Centre for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science. She is working towards Health Sensitization with a focus on Nutrition, Coastal Health Risk (disaster response) and Urban Heat in a changing climate. She also works to raise awareness of the effects of climate change on human health among communities and health professionals.
Prior to this, she worked as a Research Associate in Azim Premji University where she researched on the tools and methods for assessing health vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.
She earned her Bachelor's in Dentistry before going on to pursue her Master's degree in Public Health from Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, with a specialization in Global Health, as an exchange student from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She trained in 2020 as a Climate Reality Leader at The Climate Reality Project. She is also a part of the “Women Leaders of Planetary Health” community. She envisions creating a sustainable and desirable future for all and bringing an impact at the population level. In her spare time, Joshitha enjoys traveling, art and music.