About Dr. UMA

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan


Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Medicine. She is Board certified in Occupational Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Cannabinoid Medical Specialist and a member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine.
She received her Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her Master’s Degree in Public Health specializing in Occupational & Environmental Medicine from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. She received the Resident Research Award from the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine for her research project: “Occupational & Environmental Exposure to Lead in South India”

Dr. Dhanabalan is the Founder/CEO of Global Health & Hygiene Solutions, LLC in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Global Health & Hygiene Solutions mission is to promote wellness and prevent illness. The tools and lectures created are used in health screening and for education.

Dr. Dhanabalan worked for the Hanford Project in Richland, Washington. The Hanford Site was created in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. They manufactured the Plutonium that was used in the first nuclear bomb which was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. The operation at Hanford created one of the largest and most complex cleanup projects in the USA. Weapons production resulted in more than 43 million cubic yards of radioactive waste and over 130 million cubic yards of contaminated soil and debris.

Dr. Dhanabalan is actively involved with multiple diverse organizations. She is passionate about educating the public and patients while empowering with them with knowledge about cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. She is a Cannabis Therapeutics Specialist doing Medical Marijuana authorizations at Uplifting Health and Wellness in Natick, MA. She is dedicated to “Educating, Embracing and Empowering” her patients while promoting cannabis as a treatment option. She has an array of patients aging from age 18 and older who suffer from various medical conditions and are using or considering medical marijuana for treatment of their illnesses. Dr Dhanabalan states “Cannabis is not an entrance drug, it is an exit drug from pharmaceuticals and narcotics.”

Dr. Uma worked for Kimberly Clark as Regional Medical Director for Asia Pacific She worked for the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, the largest and most complex cleanup projects in the world, where plutonium was manufactured for the first nuclear bomb detonated in Japan.

She created the Total Health Care THC model where she “Educates Embraces Empowers” patients and promotes cannabis as a treatment option at Uplifting Health and Wellness, in Natick, Massachusetts. She is an advocate, activist and educator and speaks globally about cannabis as a plant medicine. Her mission is to change the Stigma regarding Cannabis and for the world to know about the Endocannabinoid system through education.

Dr Dhanabalan states “Cannabis is not for everyone, yet it should be a first line option not the last resort” and “Cannabis is not an entrance drug, it is an exit drug from Pharmaceuticals, Narcotics, Nicotine and Alcohol.    

If you are seeking counseling, support, education, consulting, home visit, phone consultation or a doctor that will take the time to build a program for your needs…. Look no further. Uplifting Health & Wellness is here….. For You.

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