Dr. Sejal Hathi, Senior Policy Advisor, The White House  Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Sejal Hathi, Senior Policy Advisor, The White House Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Sejal Hathi is the White House Senior Policy Advisor for Public Health, where she focuses on behavioral and public health for the Domestic Policy Council. She also serves as a board-certified internal medicine physician and joint faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.

A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Hathi has founded and led two global social enterprises, each advancing women’s and girls’ agency in some of the most impoverished regions of the world — over time, across 6 continents, mobilizing more than 30,000 young women. In 2013, Dr. Hathi was appointed as 1 of 9 public health leaders to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s expert advisory group on women’s & children’s health, charged with evaluating and reporting global progress against maternal and child mortality. More recently, she served as the Host & Producer of Civic Rx, a podcast on health equity and social justice that featured long-form interviews with leaders ranging from Dr. Anthony Fauci to Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez — its listeners spanning 40+ countries. At the same time, Dr. Hathi cared for COVID-19 patients as a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. She has served on numerous national boards related to public service and public health, and today maintains a role as a founding board member of Indiaspora. Dr. Hathi has spoken at TEDWomen, the World Health Assembly, and the United Nations, among other venues. And during the first two years of the pandemic, she appeared regularly as a medical commentator for CNN, BBC, CBS News, and Yahoo! News.

Dr. Hathi holds a B.S. with honors from Yale University and an M.D./ M.B.A. from Stanford University, where she studied as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow. Among other honors, she’s been named to the Forbes 30 under 30, Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World,” Glamour’s Amazing Young Women of the Year, the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Academy of Achievement delegates, and the United States Presidential Scholars for her work.