Divya Padgaonkar

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Name: Divya Padgaonkar
Date registered: 22 January, 2013

Biography

Divya is a junior at The College of New Jersey. She is majoring in Sociology with a specialization in Health and Environmental Studies and a minor in Public Health. Her coursework includes health communications, cultural health perspectives, and qualitative and quantitative social research. She is passionate about volunteering and non-profit work. She has been involved in several non-profit organizations, including American Red Cross and MEDLIFE. As an ISC intern, her research focus areas are Global Health and Wellness, Social Disparities and Education.

Latest posts

  1. BGI Web Series – Interview with Health Equity Initiative — 23 August, 2013
  2. The Injustice of Climate Change — 9 August, 2013
  3. The Health Risks of Climate Change — 2 August, 2013
  4. Taking a Lesson from the Junk Food Industry — 19 July, 2013
  5. “Multisectoral” Health — 12 July, 2013
  6. Violence Against Women isn’t a “Women’s Issue” — 5 July, 2013
  7. Obesity as a Disease — 28 June, 2013
  8. Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Health — 21 June, 2013
  9. Plan B Doesn’t Endanger Lives, It Saves Them — 14 June, 2013
  10. Rape in India – A True Culture Problem — 7 June, 2013
  11. Finding a Cure for Gun Violence: a Public Health Approach — 31 May, 2013
  12. “Healthy” Menus Are Not Helping The Obesity Epidemic — 16 April, 2013
  13. Health Is A Right. Health Equity Is Our Goal — 1 April, 2013
  14. Vaccines, Herd Immunity and Social Responsibility — 26 March, 2013
  15. Running Out Of A Renewable Resource — 19 March, 2013
  16. Silver Linings and Stigma — 4 March, 2013
  17. Why We Don’t Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World — 25 February, 2013
  18. FACT: Abstinence-Only Education Does Not Give All The Facts — 18 February, 2013
  19. Why Contraception Should Not Be Controversial — 15 February, 2013
  20. Moving Beyond the Labels of Pro-Life and Pro-Choice — 4 February, 2013
  21. Obesity Epidemic, Bigger Crisis than Hunger. — 28 January, 2013
  22. Leading in Health Care Innovation, Lagging in Health. — 22 January, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Health — 3 comments
  2. Why Contraception Should Not Be Controversial — 3 comments
  3. Finding a Cure for Gun Violence: a Public Health Approach — 1 comment
  4. The Health Risks of Climate Change — 1 comment
  5. Violence Against Women isn’t a “Women’s Issue” — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Aug 23

BGI Web Series – Interview with Health Equity Initiative

Health is a basic human right. Health equity, by definition, is providing every person with the same opportunity to stay healthy, regardless of their race, gender, age, economic conditions, social status, environment, and other social determined factors. It’s a huge goal that people everywhere are working for. Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is a nonprofit organization …

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Aug 09

The Injustice of Climate Change

Last week I wrote about the looming health consequences of climate change. As I was finishing that post I thought, how are these things going unnoticed and unsolved, why is such little being done about them? These question could really be extended to the topic of climate change in general, which is what makes is …

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Aug 02

The Health Risks of Climate Change

Climate change is always a controversial topic. People and politicians continue to debate the existence of this phenomenon and the effects it might having on our planet. It always seems like something distant and abstract. Most scientist however are pretty certain that climate change is happening, and recently expressing more and more concern about its …

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Jul 19

Taking a Lesson from the Junk Food Industry

Have you ever seen a Coca-Cola commercial? No, I mean really seen one. What are they selling? A refreshing beverage? Hardly. Coca-Cola sells happiness. Proof is provided by the closing image of the commercial below (“open happiness”). And this message is almost anywhere you look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts_4vOUDImE If you just watched the above commercial, you might …

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Jul 12

“Multisectoral” Health

If you’re a public student, or you read, hear, talk or even just care about public health you’ve most likely come across the term “multisectoral”. It’s thrown around a lot when discussing things like community and population health or health disparities. But what does multisectoral mean? And why is it so important to the public …

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Jul 05

Violence Against Women isn’t a “Women’s Issue”

Let me first start of by clarifying that yes, violence against women is about women and in that sense makes it a “women’s issue,” but in terms of the what the true problem is, it is anything but. If you missed my last post about the effects of intimate partner violence on women’s health, give …

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Jun 28

Obesity as a Disease

We all hear about the obesity epidemic a lot. I, for one, have done several previous posts on it myself. People are always discussing the causes or how to fix it and it seems like this epidemic is something that continues to plague the minds of the medical world. No pun intended. Just recently, the …

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Jun 21

Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Health

  I’ve been thinking about writing a post on domestic violence for a while now. And I decided that this week I would finally sit down and do it. I’m not sure why it took me so long, maybe it’s just one of those things where I have so much to say that I never …

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Jun 14

Plan B Doesn’t Endanger Lives, It Saves Them

On Monday, June 10, 2012 the Obama administration made the long overdue decision to drop restrictrictions limiting access to the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill. Once the F.D.A. approves, the pill be allowed to be distributed over the counter to girl’s of any age without a prescription. While I believe this is a step in …

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Jun 07

Rape in India – A True Culture Problem

On Monday night, June 3, 2013, an American tourist was raped by three men in Manali, India. Yet another incident in a long string of recent rapes shown in the news and media. The woman was returning from a nearby village to her resort hotel when a truck driver offered her a ride. He and …

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