Dipesh Navsaria

Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He practices primary-care pediatrics at a community health center working with underserved populations. He is also deeply involved in Reach Out and Read, an initiative that makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. He is also involved with early brain and child development leadership with the American Academy of Pediatrics and public health education with medical students.

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Ascend Fellows are visionary leaders who come from a variety of backgrounds and bring expertise from different sectors and disciplines to the Fellowship. Here is a selection of their publications and case studies. Publications: Two Open Windows: Infant and Parent Neurobiologic Change: by Ascend Fellow Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura explores new research on parent brain …

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BlogApril 12, 2018
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BlogFebruary 8, 2017
Lessons and Innovations from the 2Gen Field In the United States, the pediatric setting is the only universally accessed health system for families and a tremendous opportunity to incorporate two-generation strategies.96 percent of families take their children to the pediatrician, often multiple times a year for well check visits before the age of two. From employing literacy-based approaches to co-locating parent and child services, innovative thinkers have begun …

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BlogFebruary 13, 2016
Reach Out and Read Improves Family and Child Health Outcomes through Primary Care New article The Elephant in the Clinic examines the multifaceted role of Reach Out and Read in the promotion of early literacy and family well-being, two generations at a time, through primary healthcare. You may have heard the Indian parable in which a …

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BlogOctober 21, 2015
Almost 50 years ago, our nation made a seminal commitment to children and families with the launch of Project Head Start.   On May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Sargent Shriver stood in the Rose Garden and made a lasting commitment to America’s most disadvantaged children and established Project Head Start as the …

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ConveningsAugust 5, 2015