Dr. Richard Niederman is professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion at New York University College of Dentistry, and Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry (QED). Graduated from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is a leading expert on evidence-based oral health care and author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His work, over the last 15 years, focuses on creation, promotion and implementation of school-based caries prevention programs in the US. Currently he is managing some of the largest cavity prevention programs in the US (in New York City and New Hampshire). Rick is Chief Executive Officer of CariedAway, together with Habib.
Dr. Habib Benzian is a public health dentist holding a Master in Dental Public Health, a PhD in Global Health and a World Bank Diploma for Sustainable Health Systems Reform. Currently he is Associate Director Global Health & Policy for the WHO Collaborating Center at NYU’s College of Dentistry. He owned a retail business for oral hygiene products and has extensive experience in the NGO sector from co-founder to senior leadership. Working with UN organizations, governments and ministries of health in many countries provided him with a global network for advocacy, policy and health service planning. He is member of the WHO Expert Panel for School Health, and co-founder of the Fit for School Program, reaching more than 3 million children every day in four Southeast Asian countries. Habib is CEO of CariedAway together with Rick, focusing on science, research & development and international business.
Pratik Dey Sourav
Dr. Pratik Dey Sourav is a physician with a Master in Global Public Health from New York University. Pratik has been working for the past two years on designing a data analytics tool that will help the state Medicaid directors in the USA, as well as health planners in low- and middle-income countries with decision-making and budgeting for oral health. He is currently a Senior Management Analyst at NYU Langone Hospitals. Pratik is Chief Operations & Data Officer of CariedAway.
Gina Niederman earned a BA in economics from Wellesley College and a Master of Public Policy from UCBerkeley. She has worked as an investment banking analyst for Merrill Lynch and as a banking analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Currently, she is Co-President of the real estate development firm, 3VOLVE. She and Z are the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) of CariedAway.
Zara Niederman earned a BA in economics from Stanford University, an MA in Economics at UC Santa Barbara and a Masters of Urban Planning at UC Berkeley. He has worked as an investment banking analyst for Morgan Stanley. He is Co-President of the real estate development firm, 3VOLVE. He and Gina are the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) of CariedAway.