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Board Of Directors
Dr. Pratibha Shah
Dr. Pratibha Shah
BAMS, Masters in Ayurveda, MPH, RAS
Pratibha Shah, BAMS, Masters in Ayurveda, MPH is the Founder and President 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).
Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta
Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta
BAMS, Masters in Ayurveda (Gold Medalist), Panchakarma Specialist, Certified in Nutrition Science and Child Nutrition

Meenakshi Gupta is an internationally renowned Ayurveda expert, classically trained Vaidya, holistic Practitioner, Founder CEO of AyurRoots Ayurveda Wellness in the Dallas area. She is a Brand Ambassador for Unilever Ayurveda hair care brand Indulekha.

She has more than five years of extensive teaching experience at Ayurveda Colleges in India, and more than 18 years of extensive teaching experience in the USA.

Vaidya Meenakshi has more than 20 years of extensive international experience in the design & delivery of various Ayurveda courses. She has authored several papers and writes a regular column in several e-magazines, health magazines, various Radio talks, and newspaper articles.

She serves as a Chair for the Journal club of Council for Ayurveda Research. She is on the editorial board of various Ayurvedic International Journals and ex-coeditor of Ayurveda Mantra Magazine.

She is a prolific speaker, educator, and leader in the field of Ayurveda. With close to 23 years of Ayurveda clinical practice, she is one of the few holistic practitioners who leads the effort of real integration and focuses on client-centric restorative care.

She is a recipient of various awards such as the ‘Charaka Award’ By the Association of Ayurvedic professionals of North America for her work in the field of Ayurveda and was nominated in the Top 15 Women of the Year by Top Pick media for 2019.

Prof. Vandana Baranwal
Prof. Vandana Baranwal
BSc, BAMS, MD (Masters in Ayurveda)

Prof. Vandana Baranwal BSc is a leading expert of Ayurveda specializing in women health. She has more than 25 years of experience involving various aspects of clinical, research, teaching and education in Ayurveda.

Growing up in Banaras, India, she has been very fortunate to learn from some of the world’s most renowned and respected teachers and takes pride in her heritage and feels honored to pass it on to the next generation.

Before moving to the USA, she was Professor in Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bengaluru. She is a registered guide for post graduate studies with RGUHS, Karnataka and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, Maharashtra in India and continues to guide dissertations for post graduate students.

She is senior faculty at Sevanti Institute, USA. She is associated with various Ayurveda schools and organizations across the USA and India.

She is a published author of “Stree Roga Vimarsh”, a book of Ayurvedic Gynecology and “Prasuti Tantra Sandarshini”, a book of Ayurvedic obstetrics. She is a regional editor with Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine (JREIM). She has published many research papers and writes regularly for various Ayurveda magazines.

Her passion and love for Ayurveda fuels her vision for the development and growth of Ayurveda in the Western word, including creating and implementing high quality education and training programs as well as practicing various aspects of Ayurveda for optimal health and wellbeing.

Subject of research in the field of Ayurveda is close to her heart. She believes that research in the field of Ayurveda should be focused on strengthening Ayurveda and Ayurveda practice.

Ayurveda has a rich heritage of sophisticated Ayurvedic formulations and empirical evidence base of thousands of years of practice. There is a need to search the best evidences already available and assess the strength of that evidence by critical analysis and synthesis. Identifying and prioritizing fields from the vast knowledge base of Ayurveda, designing time bound projects focused on specific clinical conditions, developing modules for preventative health care for implementation in collaboration with various health care groups, organizations and Government or non- government agencies can potentially strengthen health care system.

She envisions Council for Ayurveda Research as an unique platform to promote and establish Ayurveda as an evidence based health science globally.

She can be reached at teamayurvedatri@gmail.com.

Dr. Mahadevan Seetharaman
Dr. Mahadevan Seetharaman
Dr. Mahadevan is a Duke Integrative Healthcare Leader, Technology Executive and Founder of AYUSH Living. As an Ayurveda Evangelist and Yoga Teacher, he is striving to provide up-to-data Ayurveda and Yoga related health and wellness information,directory, research, newsand reviews in the West.He serves as the honorary School Director for ĀYU Academy and on the Boardsof the American Academy of Yoga and Meditation (AAYM) and American Association of Ayurvedic Physicians (AAAP). As aco-guest editor, Mahadevan is involved in managing the MDPI Journal MedicinaSpecial Issue on "The Future of Medicine: Frontiers in Integrative Health and Medicine."Besides holding a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, he has done post-doctoral research at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Mahadevan spent four years in India on sabbatical as the CEO and Managing Director of the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM) and Professor & Dean, School of Health Sciences, Transdisciplinary University (TDU).