Dr. Jain is a medical doctor and lives with his family in East Memphis. His parents immigrated to the United States when he was 10 years old. He grew up in Boston, where he also attended medical school and the School of Public Health, and conducted residency training.
Dr. Jain and his wife moved to Memphis 20 years ago because Memphis offered them an opportunity. His wife became the medical director at Baptist Rehabilitation Hospital, and began his small business – a medical practice – servicing Baptist, Methodist, and St. Francis hospitals.
As they settled into Memphis with their three children, Dr. Jain began his work in public health and public service along with his small-business practice.
- He became the medical director at QSource, Medicare’s quality improvement organization, and collaborated with the National Civil Rights Museum on the Gandhi-King Conference for nonviolence.
- He is also a founding member of the Healthy Memphis Common Table, a nonprofit collaborative of medical providers and other community volunteers seeking to improve health care outcomes for the Mid-South. And, for the past 10 years.
- Most people know Dr. Jain through his regular columns in the Shelby Sun Times and The Commercial Appeal over the past 10 years. He also writes for the Washington Post and the New York Times and has been interviewed by CNN and NPR.
Dr. Jain cares about our community, and he wants to make an impact in Shelby County. We have many needs: economic growth, educational progress and health and environmental improvement.
As a small-business owner, Dr. Jain knows what is important for a business to grow. We need to create a stable environment and offer incentives to businesses.
As a parent and a volunteer tutor/mentor of area youth, he knows firsthand that we need to provide innovative technology to help students and teachers inside and outside of the classroom, through the use of tools like online video tutorials that are endorsed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As a doctor he knows how to improve the health of the population, create a safe environment, and create quality health care. To solve many of our problems such as infant mortality and childhood obesity, we need to look upstream from the health delivery system. We need to review our policies and processes at the county level. We need to adopt proven, evidence-based policies and best-practice models that we know can work in our community.
Health care management and delivery are a significant part of our Shelby County budget, which includes The Regional One Health (The MED) and Shelby County Health Department, yet there is no one with extensive experience in health care on the Commission. With my experience, background and social service, Dr. Jain wishes to serve the people of Shelby County.
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