Dr. Sejal Hathi
Prescription for Resilience
“I envision a world where everyone has the agency and resources to fulfill their potential.”
- Dr. Sejal Hathi
Physician and public health advocate Dr. Sejal Hathi started working toward children’s health equity at an early age. By 15, she had created her own nonprofit, Girls Helping Girls, to train and mentor thousands of young women worldwide to tackle global issues through entrepreneurship. Since then, Dr. Hathi’s career has included many high points, from addressing UNICEF’s International Day of the Girl Child conference to appearing in Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World.”
Presently, Dr. Hathi serves as a primary care doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She also hosts the podcast CivicRx –a platform for conversations about the future of health justice and how it’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resilience is critical as Dr. Hathi engages in advocacy work to advance the rights and agency of women and young girls in vulnerable communities. To keep balance with her busy career, Dr. Hathi invests in her own mental health through meditation while prioritizing the fundamentals of physical health--a lesson learned from her South Asian Indian parents. Today, Dr. Hathi passes down her mother’s sound advice by reminding her patients to brush and floss at least twice daily and visit the dentist multiple times per year.