Board Members

Dr. Amala Guha is a western trained immunologist, specializing in the field of hematologic malignancies. She received her doctoral degree in immunology from the University of Allahabad, India, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Some of her many interests include the role of cytokine in stem cell differentiation, tumor targeting by specific lymphocytes, cancer immunotherapy, and Ayurveda, a departure from western medicine. Her other trainings include a Masters of Public Health from the University of Connecticut and a degree in Comparative World History and Culture. She received her training in Ayurvedic medicine in Puna and rotations at Bombay and BHU. She is a fellow of the Leukemia Society of America. Dr. Guha believes that Ayurveda is a science that is assimilated in the immune system. "Watching my father, a first generation radiation oncologist, treat his patients and listening to his discussions about the body's innate ability to heal, absolutely fascinated me...I fell in love with immunology."

She is the founding director of Complementary Alternative Supportive Care (CASC) Program, an Ayurveda based program at UCHC ( School of Medicine. Dr. Guha's expertise in cancer immunology and her training in Ayurvedic Medicine, including herbs, and brings a unique blend of expertise in the field of Integrative Medicine. She lectures extensively, both nationally and internationally on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and has been a reviewer for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a branch of the National Institutes of Health. She is often invited by the NIH to speak on various subjects. She teaches Ayurveda at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and provides private consultations.

Dr Guha is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Elements" Ayurveda and Health & Nutrition, the official journal of ISAH. She is the founding president of the International Society for Ayurveda and Health (ISAH)

Dr. Vatsala Kucharski has earned her undergraduate degree in Asian Studies from Trinity College, Hartford, CT. and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. She is in practice and has a keen interest in Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic interventions such as herbology, meditation and other stress reducing techniques. Dr. Kucharski is the co-founder of ISAH.

      Ayurvedic Consortium
Rajendra Badgaiyan, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School ,
Boston, MA

Mary Dansinghani, M. Div
Connecticut Mental Health Center
Yale University School of Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry
Manjari Dwivedi, MD, PhD
Banaras Hindu University
Banaras, India

Amala Guha,PhD, MPH,MS
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT

Vatsala Kucharski, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
River Valley Services, Middletown, CT

Jeffrey A. Montague, M.Div.
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Southeastern Mental Health Authority
Norwich, CT

Frank J. Ninivaggi, MD
Yale School of Medicine,
New Haven, CT

Ajay K Sharma, MD, PhD
National Institute of Ayurveda
Jaipur, India

Abhimanyu Kumar,MD, PhD
All India Institute of Ayurveda
Gautampuri, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India