Sumedha Ariely

Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Health

Sumi Gupta Ariely serves as an Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health and teaches a variety of courses, including global health research methods and global health ethics. Dr. Ariely holds a PhD in Psychology with a focus on cognitive development and culture. She has international experience with global health issues in a variety of contexts (US, West and East Africa, South and East Asia) and has worked on maternal, child, adolescent health, and community health development. As a developmental psychologist she is interested in the relations between cultural, social, and biological factors on health behaviors and outcomes.  She has taken an additional role as faculty lead for DGHI's Local Research and Service focus.  This connects to her and other faculty's long-standing interest in prioritizing the 'Local-is-Global' approach to GH.