Harvard Researchers and Staff working on India projects

Working in tandem with Harvard professors and faculty are research scientists, associates, analysts, and assistants who play a critical role in the development of studies regarding India.

Siham Elhamoumi is a grants manager in Global Health and Population (GHP).

Elizabeth Cafiero Fonseca is a research analyst in GHP.

Nilupa Gunaratna, PhD is a research associate and statistician in GHP. She is interested in the genetic improvement of the nutritional quality of food crops as a technology to combat childhood undernutrition in developing countries.

Alyssa Lubet is a research assistant in GHP.

Kathleen Parkes photo

Kathleen Parkes photo

Dara Lee Luca is a research associate in GHP.

Eliza Mitgang is a research assistant in GHP.

Dr. Eve Nagler is a research scientist in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her India research includes two studies funded by the National Cancer Institute to design and test tobacco use cessation interventions with teachers in the state of Bihar and with manufacturing worksites in Mumbai

Heather Schofield is a 2007 PhD candidate in business economics, MPH ’03.

Juliana Seminerio is a faculty assistant in Global Health and Population.

Dr. Jonathan Spector is a research associate in the Health Policy and Management
Department. He is working on the BetterBirth Program with Dr. Atul Gawande. The BetterBirth Program, funded through a four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and state and federal governments in India to test the effectiveness of a checklist-based childbirth safety program in reducing deaths and improving outcomes of mothers and infants in hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, India. The program was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health system innovation at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and HSPH. A link to the pilot results are published here, and the article abstract outlining the development of their intervention is published here.