Dipesh NavsariaClinical Professor of Human Development & Family Studies | Outreach Faculty Fellow for the Child Development Lab

I am a pediatrician working in the public interest. I blend the roles of physician, occasional children’s librarian, educator, public health professional, and child health advocate. I cherish and treasure the opportunity to take research, data, and expert opinion on child-and-family-facing topics and interpret, apply, and advocate for a better world for children and their families, and to teach others how to do the same, irrespective of their professional training or interests. It’s not about our silos — it’s about kids and the environments they inhabit and dreaming of a world where each and every one of them thrive and flourish, no matter where or who they are.

Selected Publications

Klass, P., Heard-Garris, N., & Navsaria, D. (2023). Effective Communication for Child Advocacy: Getting the Message out Beyond Clinic Walls. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 70(1), 165-179.

Klass, P., & Navsaria, D. (2021). Creating Practical Primary Care Supports for Parent-Child Relationships — Language, Literacy, and Love. JAMA Pediatrics, 175(5), 452-453.

Radesky, J., Chassiakos, Y. L. R., Ameenuddin, N., & Navsaria, D. (2020). Digital Advertising to Children Policy Statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Communication and Media. Pediatrics, 146(1), e20201681.

Navsaria, D. (2020). Touch, Teaching, and Therapies: Trust and the Role of Texts in Children’s Relationships with Adults. Children’s Literature and Children’s Lives. NYU Florence. (Print publication)

Phan, D., et al. (2020). Finding the Profit in Peekaboo: Moving Towards Relational Health as a Goal. The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations, Volume XII. Beloit College Press. (Print publication)

For a full list of publications, see Navsaria’s CV.

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  • Human Development & Family Studies



  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana
  • Postgraduate training in pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Physician Assistant Studies, The George Washington University
  • MPH, Maternal-Child Health, Boston University
  • BA, English and Biology, Boston University


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