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Newsletter Committee

Founding Editor:

Pratibha Shah
B.A.M.S., Masters in Ayurveda, M.P.H.

Pratibha Shah, BAMS, Masters in Ayurveda, MPH is the Founder and Director of the Council for Ayurveda Research. She is one of the leading Ayurveda experts in the New England area. Her pioneering initiatives in the field of Ayurveda have brought her to attention at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Consulate General of India, NYC. She is a prolific speaker and educator in the community. She has authored several papers and writes regularly for many e magazines and journals. She is an editor with the Ayurveda Journal on Health and Associate Editor with the Ancient Science journal. She is a senior faculty with the Kerala Ayurveda Academy. Before moving to US in 2004, she was working as Chief Medical Officer with the Central. Government of India, in the ministry of Indian System of Medicine (AYUSH).

Chief Editor:

Abhishek A. Lulla
B.A.M.S., Masters in Ayurveda

Abhishek A. Lulla is a young dynamic Ayurvedic physician working as a consultant physician at Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Chennai as well as Lifeline Clinic, Chennai (Unit of Lifeline Hospital). He believes that no single system of medicine alone can solve all of society’s medical needs thus believes in Integrating Ayurveda with the modern medical science and yoga. He completed his B.A.M.S from Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Ayurveda College, Chennai and completed his post graduation Masters in Ayurveda in Kayachikitsa ( General Medicine ) from S.D.M College of Ayurveda, Udupi , India . He also holds a Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (D.N.Y.S ). Lulla is the Chief Editor of Ayu Update newsletter, an Editorial Board Member of International Ayurveda Medical Journal (IAMJ ) and regularly reviews/edits scientific articles. He has presented many papers and has taken part in many International & National Conferences.

Editorial Adviser:

Dr. Diana I. Lurie
PhD, Professor of Neuropharmacology

Diana I. Lurie, PhD., is a Professor of Neuropharmacology in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, College of Health Profession and Biomedical Sciences, at The University of Montana. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, and joined the Faculty in the department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1995. She directs a research laboratory focusing on brain development and injury, and the response of the nervous system to natural products, including Ayurvedic herbs. She collaborates with researchers in the U.S. and India. Dr. Lurie is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and received her training through Kerala Ayurveda USA. She teaches neuroscience and Anatomy and Physiology as well as courses in Ayurveda. She lectures extensively at the University and in the community in the areas of alternative medicine and natural products. Dr. Lurie is the Editor-in-Chief for the Ayurveda Journal of Health, a journal published through the Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, that focuses on the science and practice of Ayurveda.

Editorial Board Members:

  • Gaurang Joshi, Masters in Ayurveda
  • Shruthi Hegde, B.A.M.S., Masters in Ayurveda
  • Naina Sudarshan, B.A.M.S, MS (Health Promotion)
  • Ambika P. Nayak, B.A.M.S., Masters in Ayurveda