Dr. Sujata Kelkar Shetty is a US trained biological scientist with publications in peer-reviewed journals. She did her post- doctoral training from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD. While at the National Institute of health she was curious about the interaction between the mind and the body and studied the mechanisms of how mental stress negatively impacts our physical health. Specifically, she trained in Dr. Chrousos’s lab at the NIH, a pioneering physician in stress related research, where she studies the negative influences of stress on the body’s ability to fight infection and cancer.
Dr. Shetty has been focused on researching and writing on preventive health and wellness for the last decade. She believes in taking charge of one’s own wellness destiny before disease strikes rather than after. She writes a regular preventive health column for Mint – the leading Business Newspaper of India to help her readers fulfil that aim. Her writing is unique in its emphasis on cutting edge medical research and ancient but empirically grounded Ayurvedic practices. She also gives Wellbeing seminars and has done so for large corporates like PWC and HP and institutions like BIC, PIC and IIM- Bangalore among others. She was invited last year by Oriya TV to give a talk on Wellness on Women’s day. Like her writing, the wellbeing seminars are unique in their emphasis on research studies and ayurvedic knowledge that unequivocally show how and why certain lifestyle habits enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Dr. Shetty is an ICF Certified Life coach trained by the Coaches Training Institute and received her accreditation in 2016. She assists people in claiming their wellness and finding fulfillment by combining her training as a coach with her expertise in wellness. Life Coaching is an experience of personal and professional development unlike any other. The client is held naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and capable of finding their own answers regardless of the challenge.
Dr. Shetty is a trained classical musician and enjoys singing Ghazals and Sufi compositions. She performed at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore in September, 2016. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics from University of Wisconsin- Madison and a PhD in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky-Lexington.