Uma Dhanabalan*'s Biography

Uma Dhanabalan*, Medical Doctor, Founder & CEO, Global Health & Hygiene Solutions. LLC/Uplifting Health & Wellness, USA

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan is a highly respected, Harvard trained physician known to most as Dr. Uma TM. She is the Founder/CEO of Global Health & Hygiene Solutions, LLC established in 2006 with a mission to “promote wellness and prevent illness”™ and Uplifting Health & Wellness, an Independent Medical Concierge Practice. Dr. Uma’s mission is to change the stigma regarding Cannabis and for the world to know about the Endocannabinoid system through education. She is an educator, advocate, activist and speaks locally & globally about cannabis as a plant medicine and a global solution. She created the model TotalHealthCareTHC™ where she “Educates, Embraces and Empowers” her patients, the public and policymakers, etc. and promotes cannabis as a treatment option. She created “Doc and Jocks”™ with Dr. Uma as The “Doc” and various famous athletes as The “Jocks”, that are using cannabis to promote her mission and the message that there is an athlete in all of us. Dr. Uma Says®, “Cannabis is not for everyone, yet it should be a first line option not the last resort,” “Cannabis is an entrance to a better quality of life, an exit drug from pharmaceuticals, narcotics, alcohol, and nicotine.” “Safety First, Do No Harm.” “Cannabis The Exit Drug®” She has received awards from the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine for her research project: “Occupational & Environmental Exposure to Lead in South India”, from The 7th World Ayurveda Conference & Arogya Expo for her presentation “Cannabis & The Therapeutic Uses", The Educational Achievement Award presented by Clover Leaf at Cannabis Business Award 2017, Award from High Times Inaugural Female 50, The International Cannabis Activist Award at The 10th Anniversary Cannabis Business Awards 2022, Cannabis Philanthropist Award 2022-2023, “Blood, Sweat & Tears” from the Crohn’s Charity Service Foundation and most recently, the 2023 Warrior Women Award presented by Etain and The JUSTUS Foundation. She received her Bachelor of Arts with High Honors from Rutgers University; her Medical Degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry; her Family Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina; her Masters in Public Health, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency, and Fellowship in Heavy Metals at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Diplomat of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine as a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist and Certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council as a Medical Review Officer.

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