By P.T. Bopanna
‘Coorg Person of the Year’ Dr Sanjana Kattera (in picture) has completed her Masters in public health from the prestigious Harvard University in the United States.
Dr Sanjana, member of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial team, had won the Coorg Person title in 2020, perhaps the youngest to win the title.
While pursuing her masters in Harvard University, she got an opportunity to work with the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, where she was able to develop a policy memo addressing and proposing changes in legislation to improve the health outcomes in foster youth.
After graduation from Harvard, she has secured an internship to work on Type 1 diabetes with Pittsburg University and has been posted in Dhaka, Bangladesh to conduct the study.
Further, she has also been selected to take up a prestigious fellowship in the UK to pursue her passion in enhancing population health measures in children and adolescents with disabilities which she will start in September.
Dr. Sanjana, daughter of Dr. Suresh Kattera and Smitha Suresh, did her schooling in the United World College South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore. She studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.