Nithya Ramanathan selected as a 2021 TED Fellow


Nithya joins the newest class of 20 global visionaries, sharing their big ideas throughout the events planned for 2021.

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2021 – Dr. Nithya Ramanathan has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 remarkable individuals who are collaborating across disciplines to spark positive change around the world. Nithya Ramanathan was selected for her work as Founder and CEO of Nexleaf Analytics, a nonprofit using data and technology to improve the health of people around the world.

“As the pandemic continues to reiterate the importance of championing innovative solutions, I’m grateful for this opportunity to amplify Nexleaf’s work providing actionable data insights to improve the efficacy, reliability, and sustainability of health systems that can deliver vaccines to everyone,” said Nithya Ramanathan.

Nexleaf works alongside health advocates, governments, local communities, donors, and manufacturers around the world to provide reliable and actionable data for decision-making at scale. Nithya Ramanathan is a tech-for-good pioneer and a leading thinker on global vaccine distribution.

“We’re incredibly proud to introduce the newest cohort of TED Fellows,” said program director Shoham Arad, “The TED Fellows Program has never felt more relevant and more necessary. And for me personally, I’ve never felt more grateful to be part of an organization that’s specifically dedicated to finding the people doing the good work in the world and supporting them in their mission.”

Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows program now has 512 Fellows from 100 countries. In its twelve-year history, the TED Fellows program has built a powerful, far-reaching network made up of scientists, doctors, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, journalists, and interdisciplinary collaborators.

Nexleaf Analytics is a nonprofit technology company that brings together data analysts, public health professionals, software engineers, and innovators with a shared purpose of using data to improve global health. Using sensor-based technologies to upload data from across the world, Nexleaf generates real-time information to paint a clearer picture of what’s happening on the ground. We believe that when people have access to reliable and actionable data, they are empowered to create better health outcomes for all.

The TED Fellows Program recognizes people at work on world-changing ideas, offering them tools to amplify the power of their vision. Each year, a new group of Fellows from around the world, and from every discipline, are welcomed into this incredible international community of remarkable thinkers and doers who have shown unusual accomplishment, exceptional courage, and the potential to create positive change in their respective fields.

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Alexandra Lilienfeld
Engagement Communications Specialist