Cancer Registries in India

The Harvard India Center will host and collaborate with Amiya, a doctoral student at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, as she studies cancer registration and its implications for health equity in India. Amiya will conduct a mixed methods study on how cancer registries measure the burden of breast, cervical, stomach, mouth and lung cancer in India, and whether it is possible to measure the burden of cancer disaggregated…

The Bernard Lown Scholars in Cardiovascular Health Program

The Program is designed to create an international cadre of talented health professionals who will use public health tools and strategies to prevent cardiovascular diseases and promote cardiovascular health in developing countries, as defined by the United Nations. Click here to know more.

Global Digital Health Partnership

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the World Health Organization co-hosted the International Digital Health Symposium in New Delhi as part of the 4th summit of the Global Digital Health Partnership. The Symposium served as a learning forum for key global leaders in the field of digital health and innovation. As part of the academic panels, the Ministry invited key faculty speakers from the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H.…

Food Advertising Exposures and Parental Health Knowledge

Led by Dr. Jasreena Nijjar from Massachusetts General Hospital,the ongoing project is a qualitative study on food advertising exposures on parental health knowledge and children’s diet related behaviors in India.  For Phase 2 of this study, a  pilot cross-sectional survey was conducted, using a classroom-based self- reported questionnaire with 1200 students across Mumbai Municipal Corporation schools. Data Collection was assisted by interns, Dr. Dnyaneshwar Avhad & Dr Aditi Dandekar of Tata…

National Communication Strategy for Promotion of Mental Health

The Center led the designing of the National Communication Strategy for Promotion of Mental Health and dissemination of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017, titled “Aao Baat Karein!”/“Come, Let’s Talk!” This was part of the Center’s efforts in providing technical support to the ministry of health and family welfare. The process involved extensive study of the policy documents and secondary research, conducting scoping workshops with the communication and media cell of…

Research Support to Harvard Students and Alumni in India

A primary focus area for the Center is to support students and alumni from Harvard University to conduct research and project activities in India. The Center hosts students, arranging focus group discussions and interviews with local stakeholders, and expanding their network base with the help of the Center’s local partners in the ministry and in the corporate sector sectors.

Immersion and Dissertation Projects for DrPH students

The Center provides support to students in the doctoral programs to conduct their summer and winter immersion and dissertation (DELTA) projects in India. This support includes looking for placement of students in Indian organizations and facilitating their work in India. Partner/Funders: Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and local organizations, such as Piramal Foundation, UNICEF, Tata Trusts, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare