Raghu Appasani

Job role: 
Founder & CEO
Affiliation: 
Member type: 
Donor
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Student
Brief Biography: 

Raghu Appasani was born and raised in the Boston, MA area for the majority of his life. As a one year old, he lived in rural India for two years. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in Neuroscience & Behavior and Science in Society. While at Wesleyan, Raghu founded The MINDS Foundation, served on the University’s Academic Honor Board, was a Director of the Wesleyan Investment Group, founded a student committee for the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and was a member of Shakti (South Asian Student Group).

Raghu has extensive research experience through his work in the labs of Dr. Michael Greenberg, Dr. Laurie Jackson-Grusby, Dr. Eric Kandel, Dr. Jingyue Ju, Dr. Janice Naegele, and Dr. Eric Nestler. For his neuroscientific research, he received the Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist Award, the Sanofi-Aventis BioGENEius International Finalist Award, and the Genzyme Award. Raghu has a true passion for social entrepreneurship and has been recognized as a One Young World Delegate Speaker and Ambassador, a StartingBloc Fellow, a Dell Top 40 Semi-Finalist, and was a semi-finalist in MassChallenge. Raghu received his MD from The University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
North America
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Workplace
School
Primary care
Specialist care
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Disability
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
India
United States of America

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mh2: Mobile Health for Mental Health

Stepped framework integrating community mental health, mobile technology, and digital maps using GPS data
Region: 
Asia
Disorder: 
All disorders
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The MINDS Foundation: Experiences from a Mental Health NGO in India

This webinar discusses Dr Raghu Appasani's experience working for a NGO in India implementation level to create a system that is scalable and incorporates multiple stakeholders.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Empowerment and service user involvement
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders