Indian American Doctor Gets Top Award
Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani a professor of public health at Ball State University, USA was honored with the Open Society Award in April 2017.
Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani a professor of public health at Ball State University, USA was honored with the Open Society Award in April 2017. The Dorothy Nyswander Open Society Award is given each year by the US Society for Public Health Education to honor an individual who promotes an open society and human rights through research, practice, and/or teaching. The award was established in the name of famous public health practitioner Dr. Dorothy Nyswander who pioneered public health education, mentored many public health leaders, and had an illustrious career spanning more than six decades at international, national, regional, and community levels. Dr. Khubchandani received the award in Denver, USA at the annual Society for Public Health Education conference. A physician by initial training from India, Dr. Khubchandani is a public health specialist with interests in preventing violence against women, social justice, and human rights. “Dr. Khubchandani actively engages in initiatives that promote equality and justice for all and advocates for the health of most marginalized populations across the world. His research and teaching have profound impact on the profession of public health”, said Dr. Michael Wiblishauser of Texas who nominated Dr. Khubchandani for the Open Society Award. For his community service endeavors, earlier in 2012, Dr. Khubchandani was awarded the Indiana Governor’s Service Award, one of the highest civilian honors in Indiana, USA.