Divya Padgaonkar

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.

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

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Obesity Epidemic, Bigger Crisis than Hunger.

If you read my last post, “Leading in Health Care Innovation, Lagging in Health,” you may have noticed I mentioned obesity as one of the health problems affecting our country. But let me explain to you how big of a problem it actually is, not just in the U.S. about around the world. As it …

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Leading in Health Care Innovation, Lagging in Health.

According to a National Academy of Sciences report , American is unhealthier than 16 other developed countries. Americans are more likely to die young from obesity and heart disease, and even more likely to be murdered or die in a car accident. America scored the worst in nine areas: infant mortality; injury and homicide rates; …

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