Anubha Tyagi

Anubha Tyagi, MS

Assistant Director
Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

Anubha Tyagi serves as the Assistant Director at the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

With a strong background in post-secondary education administration and policy, Anubha joins Harvard from the University of Pennsylvania, where she previously held the position of Assistant Director at the Penn Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics. In that role, she led operations and strategy for research grants, consulting, and educational initiatives at the Center. She also stewarded key strategic partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including academic institutions, government agencies, private foundations, and international development organizations. Additionally, Anubha collaborated closely with Center’s affiliated education partner, the Master’s in Behavioral and Decision Sciences Program at Penn, where she oversaw student engagement in core research activities of the Center and managed student internships, fellowships, and other experiential learning opportunities.

Anubha brings over seven years of diverse functional experience in various higher education domains, including graduate admissions, student advising, institutional advancement, student assessment, program design, operations, and finance. In a previous joint engagement with India’s Ministry of Education and a team of Penn GSE research fellows, Anubha has contributed to the design of capacity-building workshops for in-service K-12 school leaders and provided ancillary research support for segments of the national education policy reform initiative. She briefly also worked at the American Enterprise Institute, a policy think tank, where she assisted in developing a nationwide tracker to monitor the reopening status of K-12 districts during the pandemic.

Anubha, a dedicated higher education professional, is committed to enhancing instructional excellence and promoting student success and well-being within post-secondary education environments. She is motivated to leverage the scholarship of teaching and learning to create innovative academic programs for adult learners and implement evidence-based capacity-building initiatives for faculty in higher ed settings. Anubha holds a Master of Science in Education Degree (in Higher Education Administration) from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.