Amita N. Vyas, PhD, MHS, is a tenured Associate Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Dr. Vyas earned her Masters in Demography at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and then continued her studies at Johns Hopkins earning her doctorate in Population and Family Health Sciences, receiving awards for outstanding academic achievement. She is the Director of the Maternal & Child Health Masters in Public Health program, and her work focuses on health issues facing girls and women in the U.S. and around the world. She is the Director of the Maternal & Child Health Masters in Public Health program, and mentors dozens of students each year. Dr. Vyas served as President of the Network of South Asian Professionals; was a founding board member of the South Asian Public Health Association, where she co-edited the first ever “Brown Paper”; and she has served on the Board of Directors for D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Dr. Vyas is the recipient of several awards including the George Washington University Bender Teaching Award; the National Delta-Omega Honor Society Award for Innovative Curriculum; and was selected for the Impact Center’s National Women’s Leadership Fellowship. In 2007, Dr. Vyas founded the Global India Fund, a non-profit organization committed to inspiring global philanthropy and investing in programs for girls and women in India. Currently Dr. Vyas is a producer for the Girl Rising India Film.