Speaking

Dr Navsaria is a sought-after speaker at local, regional and national conferences.  Gifted with the ability to translate research and science into understandable implications for policy and practice, he has spoken to audiences ranging in size from 5 to 5000, lay public to medical professionals, in person and on webinars.  Frequently getting rave reviews and requests to be asked back to present again, his combination of factual evidence, humor, and inspiration engross audiences, who are treated to a variety of teaching methods, from lecture with visually-arresting slides to  children’s books being read aloud to embedded video to whiteboard-supported interactive discussions.  His speaking has received enough acclaim that he now teaches a class on presentation skills.

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Dr Navsaria usually speaks on the following types of topics:

  • Early Brain and Child Development (including Toxic Stress and Childhood Adversity)
  • Early Literacy (including Reach Out and Read)
  • Child Health Advocacy (including advocacy training for health professionals and social media use in advocacy)
  • Screen Time (including electronic media use by children and teens)
  • Child Poverty
  • The Role of Libraries (both public and medical libraries)
  • Social Media and Web 2.0 Technologies

Dr Navsaria’s audiences vary, from early childhood professionals to academics to librarians to medical grand rounds attendees to the public.  He is comfortable speaking in venues ranging from large convention center plenaries all the way down to small meeting rooms.

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For more detailed information about having Dr Navsaria come to speak, please contact him here.

Please enquire as early as possible — between many speaking engagements, teaching obligations, and patient care duties, his calendar fills up quickly!


A selection of Dr Navsaria’s speaking engagements in recent years (2010 through October 2015; an asterisk indicates an invited presentation):

Recurring Presentations:

Navsaria, D. Books Build Better Brains: How Promoting Literacy is Key to Early Brain and Child Development.

(Each iteration is updated and customized to the needs of the audience and inviting group.)

Lakeshore Library System (Racine & Walworth Counties), Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 20 October 2015.*

Cudahy School District, Cudahy, Wisconsin, 2 October 2015.*

Pediatric Grand Rounds, St Clare Hospital, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1 October 2015.*

Midwest Regional Nurse–Family Partnership, Madison, Wisconsin, 16 September 2015.*

University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency, Madison, Wisconsin, 3 September 2015.*

Beloit Public Library, Beloit, Wisconsin 27 August 2015.*

Mad City Rotary, Madison, Wisconsin, 16 August 2015.*

Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference, Manohmen, Minnesota, 12 August 2015.*

Rennebohm Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin, 21 July 2015.*

Grand Rounds, Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, Wisconsin, 8 July 2015.

Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, Des Moines, Iowa, 10 June 2015.*

Pediatric Grand Rounds, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2 June 2015.*

Public Presentation, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 26 May 2015.*

Wisconsin Idea Seminar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 22 May 2015.*

Breakout presentation to medical providers, CESA 6 Conference, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 5 May 2015.*

Greenfield School District, Greenfield, Wisconsin, 15 April 2015.*

Wisconsin Lions’ Statewide Meeting, Middleton, Wisconsin, 14 March 2015.*

Neuroscience and Public Policy Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feburary 2015.*

Launching Into Literacy Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 7 February 2015.*

Marshall School District, Marshall, Wisconsin, 23 January 2015.*

Community Partnership for Children Meeting, Brown County United Way, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 11 December 2014.*

Eau Claire School District, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1 December 2014.*

Womenade Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 11 November 2014.*

La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 8 November 2014.*

Franklin Public Library, Franklin, Wisconsin, 3 November 2014.*

Keynote Address, Project READ, Elkhorn Area School District, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 28 October 2014.*

Grand Rounds, St Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 16 October 2014.*

Fond du Lac Sprout Council, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 16 October 2014.*

Fond du Lac Rotary Club, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 16 October 2014.*

Monona Lions’ Club, Monona, Wisconsin, 6 October 2014.*

Grand Rounds, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, 26 September 2014*

MEDiC Student-Run Free Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin, 17 September 2014*

Workshop, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Home Visiting Conference, Glendale, Arizona, 10 September 2014*

Arrowhead Library System, Janesville, Wisconsin, 9 September 2014*

University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency, Madison, Wisconsin, 21 August 2014*

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Staff Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 15 July 2014*

Wisconsin Idea Seminar at Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, Weston, Wisconsin, 20 May 2014*

Keynote Address, Reach Out and Read Carolinas Literacy Summit, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2 May 2014*

Eau Claire Public Library, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 24 April 2014*

Fremont Public Library, Mundelein, Illinois, 5 April 2014*

Beloit Area Community Health Center, Beloit, Wisconsin, 1 April 2014

Oconomowoc Public Library Literacy Celebration, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 29 March 2014*

Keynote Address, Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences/Wisconsin Council on Family Relations Joint Meeting, Warrens, Wisconsin, 28 March 2014*

Natural Parenting Expo, Madison, Wisconsin, 23 March 2014*

Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine, Wasau, Wisconsin, 18 March 2014

ThedaCare Shawano Clinic, Shawano, Wisconsin, 17 March 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children Expo, Rosemont, Illinois, 8 March 2014

American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference, Brooklyn, New York, 28 February 2014*

Marshfield Clinic — Bloomer Center, Marshfield, Wisconsin, 4 February 2014

Legislative Briefing, Connecticut State Legislature, Hartford, Connecticut, 28 January 2014*

Grand Rounds, Denver Health, Denver, Colorado, 16 January 2014*

Monroe Clinic, Monroe, Wisconsin, 7 January 2014

Grand Rounds, Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 5 November 2013

University of Wisconsin Dept of Family Medicine Resident Program, Madison, Wisconsin, 31 October 2013

Access Community Health Centers Leadership Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 22 October 2013*

Oakwood Retirement Community, Madison, Wisconsin, 15 October 2013

Pediatric Residency Noon Conference, Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 October 2013*

Utah Dept. of Workforce Services, Child Care Dir. & Librarians Conf., Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 October 2013*

Affinity Clinic Pediatrics, St Elizabeth’s Hospital, Appleton, Wisconsin, 24 September 2013

MEDiC Student-Run Free Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin, 23 September 2013

Southeast Library System, Franklin, Wisconsin, 19 September 2013*

ZJ Loussac Public Library, Anchorage, Alaska, 16 September 2013*

Madison Public Library Staff Development Day, Madison, Wisconsin, 5 September 2013*

UW Health Yahara Family Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin, 4 September 2013

Boscobel Public Library, Boscobel, Wisconsin, 27 August 2013*

UW Health Verona Family Medicine, Verona, Wisconsin, 23 August 2013

Red Cliff Tribe Community Health Center, Red Cliff, Wisconsin, 21 August 2013

Ministry Health Care Pediatrics, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 20 August 2013

Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 19 August 2013*

Marshfield Clinic Oakwood Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 9 August 2013

St Croix Tribal Early Childhood Group, Burnett County, Wisconsin, 9 August 2013*

UW Health Belleville Family Medicine, 6 August 2013

Reach Out and Read Texas Conference, Houston, Texas, 14 June 2013*

Lions’ Club State Convention, Madison, Wisconsin, 18 May 2013

Lions’ Club International Literacy Summit, Oak Brook, Illinois, 1 May 2013*

Kids First Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, 29 April 2013*

Waukesha Family Practice Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 19 April 2013

Sun Prairie Area School District, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 17 April 2013*

Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants Conference Plenary, Madison, Wisconsin, 11 April 2013*

Literacy Council of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida, 9 April 2013*

Bascom Hill Society Luncheon, UW Foundation, 19 March 2013*

Launching Into Literacy & Math Institutes, Madison Metropolitan School District, 16 March 2013

Fulfilling the Promise Conference, UW Extension, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 14 March 2013

Alpha Delta Kappa (Women Educators), Madison, Wisconsin, 7 March 2013*

Southwest Wisconsin Library System, Fennimore, Wisconsin, 25 February 2013*

Edgewood College Early Education Class, Madison, Wisconsin, 19 February 2013*

Gyro Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 14 February 2013*

Appleton Community Forum, Appleton, Wisconsin, 11 February 2013*

Outagamie/Waupaca Library System, Appleton, Wisconsin, 11 February 2013*

Dean Clinic Family Medicine Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 29 January 2013

Dean Clinic Family Medicine, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 29 January 2013

Attic Angels, Madison, Wisconsin, 22 January 2013

Aurora Sinai Family Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 January 2013

St Luke’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 January 2013

Literacies, Cultures, and Language Institute Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 17 November 2012*

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 8 November 2012*

Wisconsin Library Association, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 25 October 2012

Des Moines Public Library Staff Development Day, Des Moines, Iowa, 8 October 2012*

Kenosha Medical Society Meeting, Racine, Wisconsin, 20 September 2012

MEDiC Student-Run Free Clinics Lecture, Madison, Wisconsin, 20 September 2012*

University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency, Madison, Wisconsin, 12 September 2012

Prairie Clinic, Sauk City, Wisconsin, 11 September 2012*

Waukesha Family Medicine Residency, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 22 August 2012

Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Open Forum, Madison, Wisconsin, 10 May 2012*

Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (with Ruth Sias), Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 10 May 2012

Columbia/St Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1 May 2012

Early Childhood Conference, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, 13 April 2012*

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3 February 2012

Dane County Medical Assistants, Madison, Wisconsin, 14 January 2012*

First Unitarian Society Alliance, Madison, Wisconsin, 11 January 2012*

UW Health DeForest-Windsor Clinic, DeForest, Wisconsin, 3 January 2012

UW School of Education CURRIC 272-500 (Literacy & Language) Guest Lecture, 28 Nov 2011*

Poverty Matters Conference, Wis. Council on Children and Families, Wis. Dells, Wis., 15 November 2011

Meriter Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds, Madison, Wisconsin, 11 November 2011

School Readiness Philanthropy Group, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1 November 2011

University of Wisconsin PHS 650 (Leadership in Medicine and Public Health) Guest Lecture, 17 October 2011

Iowa Library Association Annual Meeting, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 14 October 2011*

UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center, Watertown, Wisconsin, 8 September 2011*

UW School of Library and Information Studies Colloquium, Madison, Wisconsin, 8 September 2011

University of Wisconsin Pediatric Grand Rounds, Madison, Wisconsin, 4 August 2011

Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin Board Meeting, Lake Delton, Wisconsin, 17 June 2011*

Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, Madison, Wisconsin, 13 April 2011.


Navsaria, D. Early Experiences Matter: Early Brain and Child Development and the Future of Pediatrics.

Pediatric Grand Rounds, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York, 13 October 2015.*

Keynote Speaker, First Things First Summit, Phoenix, Arizona, 24 August 2015.*

Communities Collaborative Brain Development Conference, Manohmen, Minnesota, 12 August 2015.*

Back To School conference, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, 28 August 2015.*

Keynote Speaker, Birth to Three Institute, Zero to Three National Center, Washington, DC, 23 July 2015.*

Americorp Schools of Hope Program, Madison, Wisconsin, 16 June 2015.*

Keynote Speaker, Psychological Trauma & Juvenile Justice Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, 10 June 2015.*

Public Presentation, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 26 May 2015.*

Keynote, CESA 6 Conference, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 5 May 2015.*

Keynote speaker, Professional Development Workshop for 4K teachers, Janesville, Wisconsin, 2 May 2015.*

Speaker, All Ivy event, Harvard Club of Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 29 April 2015.*

Keynote Address, Community Luncheon on Early Brain Concepts, Phoenix, Arizona, 21 April 2015.*

Pediatric Grand Rounds, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, 21 April 2015.*

Featured Speaker, Greater Phoenix Pediatric Society Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 20 April 2015.*

Keynote, Sonoma County First Five, Sonoma, California, 10 March 2015.*

Webinar, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 24 February 2015.*

Keynote Address, Early Head Start/Head Start Programs, Denver, Colorado, 20 February 2015.*

Workshop, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 15 November 2014.*

Keynote Address, Wisconsin School Social Workers Association Conference, Green Lake, Wisconsin, 13 November 2014.*

Keynote Address, Medical Home Initiative Conference, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 17 October, 2014.*

Keynote Address, Maternal–Child Health Conference, Nurse–Family Partnership, Indianapolis, Indiana, 30 September 2014.*

Keynote Address, Developing Brain, Developing Accountability Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, 29 September 2014*

Noon Talk, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 25 September 2014*

Noon Conference, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester, New York, 24 September 2014*

Keynote Address, Michigan Public Health Institute, Lansing, Michigan, 23 September 2014*

Keynote Address, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Home Visiting Conference, Glendale, Arizona, 10 September 2014*

Keynote Address, Child Abuse Workshop, Ministry St Clare’s Hospital, Weston, Wisconsin, 13 August 2014*

School-Based Mental Health Conference, Marathon Cty Special Ed., Madison, Wisconsin, 5 August 2014*

Keynote Address, Share Our Strength Statewide Conference, Denver, Colorado, 3 June 2014*

Colorado Collaborative Justice Conference, Westminster, Colorado, 14 May 2014*

Colorado Convening on Children, Youth and Families, Keystone, Colorado, 28 May 2014*

Madison Downtown Rotary, Madison, Wisconsin, 9 April 2014*

Keynote Address, LIFE Report Release, United Way of Marathon County, Wausau, Wisc., 24 January 2014*

Toxic Stress in the 1st 3 Years Summit, Early Childhood Colorado Partnership, Denver, Colo., 16 January 2014*

Keynote Address, Tennessee Assoc. of Mental Health Organizations, Nashville, Tennessee, 3 December 2013*

United Way of Dane County Board of Directors Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 November 2013*

Issues in Pediatrics Nursing Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3 October 2013*

University of Utah Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3 October 2013*

Alaska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds at Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska, 17 September 2013*

Nebraska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 7 September 2012*

Also regularly delivered approximately every six weeks as part of the M-3 Pediatric Rotation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and annually to pediatric residents as part of the PEARLS educational lecture series (2012–present)


Navsaria, D. Screens Sabotage School Success: What Television Does To Child Development.

First Things First Summit, Phoenix, Arizona, 24 August 2015.*

Psychological Trauma & Juvenile Justice Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, 10 June 2015.*

Maternal–Child Health Conference, Nurse–Family Partnership, Indianapolis, Indiana, 30 September 2014.*

Fremont Public Library, Mundelein, Illinois, 5 April 2014*

Growing Wisconsin Readers Early Literacy Symposium, Stevens Point, Wisconsin 21 March 2014*

Literacy Council of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida, 10 April 2013*

National Parent-Child Home Program Conference, Uniondale, New York, 21 May 2012*

Madison Public Library South Madison Branch, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 April 2012*


Navsaria, D. Advancing Advocacy Affects All.

Resident Talk, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York, 13 October 2015.*

Resident Noon Talk, CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2 June 2015.*

Resident Noon Talk, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, 20 April 2015.*

Path of Distinction Noon Talk, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, 3 March 2015.


Navsaria, D. Presenter/Moderator/Host/Facilitator, Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Annual Meetings (yearly) and Advisory Council Meetings (thrice-yearly) (2011–present)


Navsaria, D. #speakupforkids: Using Social Media in Child Health Advocacy.

Path of Distinction Noon Talk, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, 7 April 2015.

Grand Rounds, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Westchester, New York, 24 September 2014*

Cook County Pediatric Faculty Development Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 26 February 2013*

University of Iowa College of Medicine Grand Rounds speaker, Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa City, Iowa 12 October 2012. *


Navsaria, D. Libraries Lift Limits on Learners.

Keynote Address, Wisconsin Health Sciences Libraries Association, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 22 October 2015.*

Keynote Address, North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, Providence, Rhode Island, 19 October 2015.*

Keynote Address, Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 8 May 2014*

Keynote Address, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library, Anchorage, Alaska, 16 September 2013*


Navsaria, D. Walk with a Doc: Early Brain and Child Development. Madison Parks District

Kennedy Park, Madison, Wisconsin, 9 June 2014

Cherokee Marsh, Madison, Wisconsin, 21 July 2013


Navsaria, D. Career Day Panel Discussions. Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, Wisconsin.

Hamilton Middle School, 18 February 2014*, 5 February 2015*

Jefferson Middle School, 12 February 2013*

Toki Middle School, 11 January 2013*, 22 January 2015*

O’Keeffe Middle School, 12 January 2011. *


Navsaria, D & D’Alessandro D. Blogs and Wikis and Feeds, Oh My!: Using the Web to Get Your Project Done.

Pediatric Academic Societies Workshop, Vancouver, BC, 3 May 2014

Pediatric Academic Societies Workshop, Washington, DC, 7 May 2013


Navsaria, D. Advocacy and Leadership. Community Health Internship Program Orientation, Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, Madison, Wisconsin

30 May 2014*

31 May 2013.*



Visiting Professorships:

Navsaria D. Visiting Professor, Univeristy of Michigan & CS Mott Children’s Hospital, 1–2 June 2015.*

Grand Rounds (see above)*

Resident Noon Talk (see above)*

Resident Mentoring & Consulting*


Navsaria D. Visiting Professor, University of Arizona & Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, 20–21 April 2015.*

Resident Noon Talk (see above)*

Greater Phoenix Pediatric Society Talk (see above)*

Grand Rounds (see above)*

Community Luncheon (see above)*


Navsaria D. Visiting Professor, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 25–29 September 2014.*

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine Noon Talk (see above)*

Reach Out and Read Iowa Breakfast Meeting (see below)*

Blank Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds (see above)*

Developing Brains Conference Keynote Speaker (see above)*


Navsaria D. Visiting Professor, Univerity of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, 3–4 October 2013.*

Grand Rounds, Primary Children’s Hospital (see above)*

Issues in Pediatrics Nursing Conference (see above)*

Child Care Directors and Librarians Conference (see above)*

Pediatric Residency Noon Conference (see above)*


Navsaria D. Visiting Professor, Alaska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Anchorage Alaska, 16–17 September 2013.*

Keynote Address, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting (see above)*

Grand Rounds, Alaska Native Medical Center (see above)*

Anchorage Public Library Public Presentation (see above)*

Guest, Line One call-in health show on KSKA NPR affiliate in Anchorage (9 September 2013)*


Navsaria, D. Visiting Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 21–23 April 2013.*

Reach Out and Read Colorado Conference Keynote Address*

Noon Conference, Pediatric Residency Program*

Early Literacy Breakout Session for Reach Out and Read Colorado*

Medical Student Leadership and Advocacy discussion. *


Navsaria, D. Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, March 2004.*



Single Presentations :(not already mentioned above)

Navsaria D, Shriver AE. The Elephant in the Clinic: Early Literacy and Family Well-Being. Reach Out and Read Meeting at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Washington, DC, 25 October 2015.

Navsaria D, Briggs R, Wong L. Moving From the Margins to Mainstream. Aspen ThinkXChange, Aspen, Colorado, 8 October 2015.*

Navsaria D et al. Panel presenter, Science Policy Panel, Catalysts for Science Policy. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 9 September 2015.

Watamura SE, Navsaria D, Barrows A. Open Windows: Infant and Parent Neurobiology and Family Relationships. Panel at Smart Starts for Children and Families: Building Upon Early Learning Innovations (celebrating 50 years of Head Start), The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC, 14 May 2015.*

Lieser D, Hoffman B, Navsaria D, Willis DW, Kaczorowski J. Smart Starts: Integrating Early Brain and Child Development Across the Community Curriculum and Beyond. Pediatric Academic Societies Workshop, San Diego, California, 26 April 2015.

Navsaria D. Resident Advocacy Training at the University of Wisconsin. Presentation, Advocacy Training Special Interest Group, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, California, 26 April 2015.*

Navsaria D, Tayloe D, Boulware C. E-media Panel Discussion. Webinar, Reach Out and Read National Center, 3 February 2015.*

Navsaria D. Home Visiting Builds Baby Brains. Webinar, American Academy of Pediatrics, 29 January 2015.*

Navsaria D, Mahony K, Feller H, Houtler K. Reach Out and Read: From Inspiration to Reality. Panel Discussion, Wisconsin Library Association Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 6 November 2014.*

Navsaria D. Rethinking Reach Out and Read: A Solution to Contemporary Challenges in Children. Reach Out and Read Iowa Breakfast Meeting, 26 September 2014*

Solomon B, Navsaria D, D’Alessandro D, Dreyer B, Horn I. Academic Pediatric Association Debate. (“Resolved: The rise of social media is a boon to the practice and teaching of pediatric medicine.”) Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, BC, 4 May 2014.

Lieser D, Hoffman B, Navsaria D, Willis DW, Kaczorowski J. Early Childhood Systems, Milestones and Toxic Stress, Oh My! The Road to Building a Community Curriculum Aligned with the New Children’s Agenda. Pediatric Academic Societies Workshop, Vancouver, BC, 4 May 2014.

Navsaria, D. What I Talk About When I Talk About Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read Colorado Noon Conversation, Denver, Colorado, 16 January 2014*

Navsaria, D. Toxic Stress and the First Thousand Days: Policies, Programs, Practitioners & Patients. The Ann Logan Lecture on Early Childhood Development. Denver, Colorado, 15 January 2014*

Navsaria, D. Discussion Leader on Early Brain and Child Development, Home Visiting Collaborative, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, 2 December 2013*

Navsaria, D. Moderator, Peds21 half-day session on Early Brain and Child Development, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, 25 October 2013*

Navsaria, D et al. Mini Med School Panel Presentation to high school and undergraduate students. Madison, Wisconsin, 28 September 2013*

Navsaria, D. Panel Participant: Finding Success as a Facilitator/Liaison. CATCH Training Meeting 2013. Rosemont, Illinois, 17 August 2013.*

Navsaria, D. Early Brain and Child Development: From Pontification to the Practical. Webinar “Microlecture” Series, Reach Out and Read National Center, 23 July 2013 (delivered 3 times). *

Navsaria, D. Putting Neuromotor Screening Into Practice: Patient Care if Motor Delay is Identified. American Academy of Pediatrics Webinar, 27 June 2013. *

Navsaria, D. Advocacy and Leadership. Community Health Internship Program Orientation, Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers, Madison, Wisconsin, 31 May 2013. *

Navsaria, D. Reach Out and Read Roundtable Discussion. Invited speaker and “visiting expert” for morning patient clinic, Prairie Clinic, Sauk City, Wisconsin, 13 May 2013.*

Needlman R, Trietz M, Navsaria D. Early Literacy Promotion and Residents. Early Literacy Special Interest Group, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Washington, DC, 6 May 2013.

Navsaria D, Lipkin P, Macias M. Improving the Identification and Evaluation of Motor Delays. Developmental-Behavioural Pediatrics Special Interest Group, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Washington, DC, 6 May 2013.

Klass P, Emig C, Navsaria D, Needlman R, Augustyn M. Reach Out and Read Congressional Briefing. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 8 April 2013. *

Navsaria, D. Train-the-Trainer. Reach Out and Read National Center Webinar. 12 March 2013, delivered twice. *

Navsaria, D. What Is In Me Dark, Illumine: A Continuing Journey. Awardee Lecture for Physician Advocacy Award, Institute for Medicine as a Profession, Columbia University, New York, 6 December 2012. *

Navsaria, D. The Librarian’s Nephew: the Once and Future World of Information in Medicine. Keynote speaker, Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Kansas City, Kansas, 4 October 2012. *

Remington P, Navsaria D, Walters M & Schapiro N. Integrating Medicine and Public Health. M-1 Orientation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, 21 August 2012. *

Navsaria, D. Books Build Better Brains. The Phyllis Levenstein Memorial Lecture, National Parent-Child Home Program Conference, Uniondale, New York, 21 May 2012. *

Navsaria, D; Keller, D & D’Alessandro D. Blogs and Wikis and Feeds, Oh My!: Using the Web to Get Your Project Done. Pediatric Academic Societies Workshop. Denver, Colorado, 28 April 2012.

Navsaria, D. Early Brain and Child Development. Presentation to the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Community Pediatrics, Chicago, Illinois, 21 April 2012.

Navsaria, D & LaBracke, K. Advocacy Day: The Wisconsin Experience. American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter Advocacy Summit, Chicago, Illinois, 15 March 2012.

Navsaria, D. Community Service Learning. Panel Discussion, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, 18 January 2012. *

Navsaria, D. Legislative Advocacy 101.

UW Health/American Family Children’s Hospital Child Health Advocacy Day, (Presenter and co-chair of planning committee), 26 October 2011.

Pediatric Resident Advocacy Day, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, (Presenter and primary organizer of meeting) 23 March 2011.

Navsaria, D & Irwin, J. Health Partnerships in LiteracyStone Soup. Workshop, Graustein Memorial Foundation conference, Cromwell, Connecticut, 25 October 2011. *

Navsaria, D. Learning, Living & Liberties: Why Libraries Are the Bedrock of the Community. Keynote Speaker, Iowa Library Association Annual Meeting, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 14 October 2011. *

Navsaria, D. Child Development (in theory)/Pediatric Early Literacy Promotion. Guest lectures in Youth Services Librarianship, School of Library and Information Studies, UW–Madison. Madison, Wisconsin, 21 September 2009 & 27 September 2011. *

Navsaria, D. Narrative and Storytelling Techniques in Medicine. School of Library and Information Studies Roundtable, Madison, Wisconsin, 1 August 2011. *

Navsaria, D and Caputo, C. Reach Out and Read: How Libraries Can Work with Doctors Who “Prescribe Reading” To Achieve Common Goals. American Library Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 26 June 2011.

Navsaria, D. Nature, Nurture, or Lecture? The Efficacy of Training Pediatric Residents on an Early Literacy Promotion Intervention. Pediatric Academic Societies Early Literacy SIG, Denver, Colorado, 1 May 2011.

Navsaria, D. Physician Assistant Program Annual Lectures on: Introduction to Pediatrics, Immunizations, Developmental and Behavioural Assessments, Early Literacy, Common Parental Questions, Febrile Illinesses, Neurology. Madison, Wisconsin, 2007–present

Navsaria, D. Books Build Better Brains: Wanderings at the Intersection of Children’s Literature and Early Brain Development. 2011 Gryphon Lecture, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 4–5 March 2011. *

Navsaria, D. Reach Out and Read Trainings/Refreshers.

UW Health Northeast Family Medicine Center — 2 August 2011

UW Pediatric Resident Orientation — 20 June 2011

Access Community Health Centers — Wingra, 19 January 2011

Access Community Health Centers — Wingra, 29 October 2009

UW Health Pediatrics — East Towne, 8 October 2009

UW Health Pediatrics — University Station, 22 September 2009

UW Health Pediatrics — West Towne, 9 September 2009

UW Health Pediatrics — 20 South Park, 23 July 2009

MEDiC Clinic Coordinators, 14 April 2009

MEDiC Orientation, 16 October 2008

UW Health Pediatrics — 20 South Park, 9 September 2008

UW Health Pediatrics — East Towne, 14 August 2008

Access Community Health Centers — South, 25 April 2008

MEDiC Clinic Coordinators, 15 April 2008

MEDiC Orientation, 18 June 2007


Navsaria, D. What the Dormouse Said: The Importance of Early Literacy Promotion. Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 13 November 2010.

Navsaria, D. Reading: Why it Matters to Children, Families & Society.

University of Wisconsin Literacy Group (undergraduate), Madison, Wisconsin, 26 April 2011*

American Family Children’s Hospital Nursing Education Day, Madison, Wisconsin, 5 April 2011*

Legislative Audit Bureau, Madison, Wisconsin, 7 April 2011*

Friends of UWHC, Madison, Wisconsin, 8 February 2011*

Kiwanis Club, Madison, Wisconsin, 1 November 2010*

Delta Kappa Gamma (Retired educators group), Madison, Wisconsin, 1 November 2010. *

Breakfast Rotary Club, Madison, Wisconsin, 13 December 2010. *


Navsaria, D and Menzer, K. Early Literacy Presentation and Panel Discussion at the First Annual Children’s Literature Festival, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 17 October 2010. *

Navsaria, D. What I Learned In Library School. Keynote presentation at the Midwest Regional Medical Library Association Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 September 2010. *

McIntosh, G, Stewart, K, and Navsaria D. The Educator’s Portfolio: Making It Work For You. UW Pediatric Faculty Development Session, Madison, Wisconsin, 5 August 2010.

Warren, MD, Coker T, Golzari M, Kaczorowski J, Navsaria D, Plax K. Appropriations, Bills and Committees: Making it as Easy as “ABC” for Residents and Faculty to Teach Legislative Advocacy. Pediatric Academic Societies Workshop. Vancouver, British Columbia, 4 May 2010.

Navsaria, D and Keller, D. Blogs and Wikis and Feeds: Using the Web to Get Your Project Done. Pediatric Academic Societies Workshop. Vancouver, British Columbia, 1 May 2010.

Navsaria, D. Reading: Why It Matters to Children and Families. Grand Rounds at Marshfield Clinic Pediatrics, 7 April 2010.

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