K. “Vish” Viswanath, PhD

Director
India Research Center

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…

Ananya Awasthi, MPH

Assistant Director
Harvard Global Research Support Centre India, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - India Research Center

Trained as a Dental Surgeon, Dr 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…

Aastha Kant, PhD

Project Manager
Harvard Global Research Support Centre India, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - India Research Center

Dr. Kant, a sociologist by training, holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Prior to joining the Center, she was an Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Aastha has also worked at the Population Council, New Delhi. Her areas of expertise include reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and research methodology.

Pavitra Madhira

Project Coordinator
Harvard Global Research Support Center India, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - India Research Center

Ms. Madhira holds a Master of Science degree in Health Psychology from the University of Hyderabad and a Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Prior to joining the Center, she worked as Research Assistant on various public health research projects and behaviour management trials with PHFI and The George Institute for Global Health. As part of her work, she managed the development and…

Ria Golecha

Project Coordinator
Harvard Global Research Support Centre India, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - India Research Center

Ria is an Economics undergraduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. She joins the Center with over three years of public health consulting work experience at Global Health Strategies, IQVIA Consulting and World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, India. Ria has co-authored a commentary published in Journal Vaccine, Elsevier with a World Health Organization senior scientist focusing on the enigma around cholera prevention…