Dr. Rishi Manchanda, author and public health advocate, to address Walden University doctoral students
Public health innovator Dr. Rishi Manchanda will speak to more than 900 doctoral students at Walden University's academic residency on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel. Dr. Manchanda is a practicing physician, author, and public health advocate who is aiming to revitalize the primary care field.
A self-proclaimed "upstreamist," he encourages physicians to look at the social and environmental factors that can trigger illness instead of just treating the resulting symptoms. In his TED Book, The Upstream Doctors, Dr. Manchanda explains the importance of tackling sickness at its source by addressing factors such as job stress, poor nutrition, relationship problems, or even a lack of fresh air.