K. “Vish” Viswanath


K. “Vish” Viswanath, PhD, is director of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Research Center. He is also the Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication at Harvard Chan. He holds a joint appointment at the MacGraw-Patterson Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is director of the Center for Translational Health Communication Science at the Harvard Chan School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Professor…

Neha Gulati

Neha Gulati

Deputy Director

Neha has joined the India Research Center as Deputy Director with the aim to achieve the strategic goals of the Center of research, training and knowledge translation and communication, with a focus on collaboration and creation of new projects on public health in India. She joins us from GIZ (German Development Cooperation—a German government foundation) and has a decade-long experience of developing and implementing value-added programs for transformative change of projects with…

Ananya Awasthi

Assistant Director

Trained as a Dental Surgeon, Ananya began her Public Health career as a consultant in the area of Community Health and prevention of oral cancer. With a Masters in Global Health from the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health & Post Grad Diploma in Health Communication from Public Health Foundation of India, she has since worked at the intersection of government, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions to support the…

Khushboo Agarwal

Project Coordinator

Khushboo has joined the India Research Center as a Project Coordinator in March 2022. She comes with experience of running large scale digital education programs at Pratham, an education non-profit, and working at Samhita Social Ventures, a CSR consultancy. Khushboo has studied accounting and finance at the University of Mumbai, gender studies and human rights at the University of Oxford, and the Young India Fellowship, a diploma in Liberal studies…

Ananya Kumar

Research Assistant

Ananya holds a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology with a focus on infectious diseases, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). As a graduate student, she worked with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh on child health projects, and the International Vaccine Access Center and Infectious Disease Dynamics group at JHSPH on vaccine epidemiology and cholera dynamics research, respectively. She has also previously interned…

Safdar Khan

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

A trained doctor by profession (B.H.M.S.), Safdar joined the India Research Center on as an Administrative Assistant to support the Center’s financial processes like processing invoices, assisting in accounts of IRC related invoices, and vendor management. He also provides administrative support like organising & coordinating meetings, events, training & capacity building initiatives- including arranging logistics.

Navya Sogani

Navya Sogani

Communications and Design Intern

Navya is a final year student at ISDI School of Design and Innovation, Parsons, pursuing Communication Design. At the Indian Research Centre, she holds the position of a Communications and Design Intern, commencing June 2022. Her skills lie in visualization, ideation, and effective imparting of information. She believes in bringing out the true colors, meaning and essence of anything we see around us. Furthermore, she is a creative thinker with…

Tanisha Kouli

Tanisha Kouli

Research Intern

Tanisha Kouli is a research intern at the India Research Center. Currently, she is an undergraduate student pursuing B.A. Economics (honors) at FLAME University. She has experience in the areas of research, project management and operations in varied organizations. Previously, she has worked for 2 years with the WageIndicator Foundation. She started off as a Living Wages Intern, responsible for collecting data for over fifty countries around the world. Later,…