Young Leaders Program working group: People Living With NCDs (PLWNCDs)
Primary title/position: MBBS, MD, MPH Candidate
Institution: Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Country origin: India
Country residence: India
Areas of expertise: Type 1 Diabetes
Languages spoken: English, Hindi
LinkedIn: Apoorva Gomber
Dr. Apoorva Gomber, MBBS, MD is currently pursuing her MPH in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. She completed her MBBS from Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi and subsequently MD in Pathology from PGIMER, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. With an ardent desire to work in field of Type one diabetes care her research interests lies in working towards intuitive decision making models for overcoming health disparities among people living with diabetes.
She has served as South East Asia Regional Representative (2017-19) at the Young Leader in Diabetes (YLD) program by International Diabetes Federation and developed a project on setting up youth centric Diabetes Camps – “DIYA Camps” (https://www.idf.org/53-our-network/492-diabetes-india-youth-in-action- diya-leadership-camps.html). She presented results of her research at the 45th ISPAD 2019 Annual conference on “Psychosocial impact of youth- led Diabetes Camps in India- Patient Advocacy and going beyond blood sugar testing”.
Her interests in the field of non-communicable diseases (NCD) stems from her experience as a person living with Type 1 Diabetes mellitus for over 12 years along with a doctor’s acumen. She has been passionate about fighting against the stigma associated with the condition and also advocates for prevention and early detection of diabetes related complications. She has been actively involved with charity organizations like Beyond Type1, T1International and League of DiAthletes for ensuring access to affordable diabetes care and insulin especially during humanitarian crisis. She has participated as a speaker at various national and international conferences and is passionate about fighting against the stigma associated with the condition and also advocates for prevention and early detection of diabetes related complications.