I am Dr. Sumedha Mitra, an Upcoming Public Health postgraduate with a specialization in Epidemiology from Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal, and an under-graduation in Dentistry from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. I am driven, dedicated, inquisitive, and highly adaptable; committed to helping implement preventive healthcare interventions via relevant research and data analysis.

I found myself drawn to the INSPIRE fellowship program at FHTS, because of its mission to harness technology to make healthcare more readily accessible for the holistic well-being of the population.

I am intent on growing in alignment with the organization’s objectives by rapidly picking relevant skills, fostering collaboration, and leveraging my exposure to the healthcare sector. Lending my voice to the voiceless by synthesizing evidence and prioritizing sustainability during my internship here is what excites me

Highest Education: BDS - Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore

Date of Joining: December 5, 2022

Date Of Completion: March 5, 2023


I see my future self as a highly competent and effective public health researcher, well equipped with the research and data analysis skills required to translate evidence into actionable insights. My goal is to work at the World Health Organizations on issues pertaining to global health, health equity and emerging infectious diseases. I see myself as an advocate for sustainable and ethical practices and the concept of One Health motivates me to think not just in terms of humans, but in terms of animals and plants and the complete planet itself.


I had the pleasure of working as an intern at FHTS, and it was an experience that left an indelible impression on me. During my internship, I had the opportunity to work closely with professionals who are passionate and committed to improving the health of the community. I was impressed by the organization's mission, which is centered around creating equitable and accessible healthcare services for all.
The organization's culture of collaboration and inclusivity was also noteworthy. From day one, I felt welcomed and supported by my colleagues, who were always available to answer my questions and provide guidance. I was impressed by the level of professionalism and expertise demonstrated by the organization's staff, and I learned so much from working alongside them.
As an intern, I had the opportunity to contribute to various projects and initiatives aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for underserved populations. This hands-on experience was invaluable, and I feel that I have gained valuable skills that will serve me well in my future career.
Overall, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to work at FHTS. The experience has provided me with a newfound appreciation for the important work that is being done to improve the health of the community, and it has inspired me to pursue a career in public health. I would highly recommend this organization to anyone interested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.