Human relationships and interactions play a key role during the first thousand days of a child’s life. Learn from Dr. Navsaria, founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, about the importance of early literacy, how toxic stress and early adversity can lead to lifelong issues and some key concepts about literacy development.
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria
About Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD
Dr. Navsaria is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and practices primary care pediatrics at Access Community Health Center. He is the founder and Director of the Pediatric Early Literacy Projects at the University of Wisconsin, and is the founding Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. Dr. Navsaria is also the Director of Advocacy Training for the pediatric residency, serves as the faculty advisor for the Pediatric Interest Group, and is the Director of the MD-MPH program at the University of Wisconsin. Along with his medical training, he holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science, with a focus on children’s librarianship. You can find Dr. Navsaria on Facebook and on Twitter.