Harvard Chan School announced the opening of a new center based in Mumbai and directed by SBS faculty member, Vish Viswanath. The Center will strengthen existing collaborations between Harvard Chan faculty and students and partners in India.
“We are very excited by the opportunities the new Mumbai office will help facilitate,” said Dr. Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, director of the new Mumbai center and who himself was born in Andhra Pradesh. “As the world’s second most populous country—and projected to become its most populous by 2030—India has a unique opportunity through public health interventions ranging from smoking cessation initiatives to maternal and infant health programs to improve the well-being of all its citizens, as well as to improve global health more broadly. We are all proud to be part of what we anticipate will be an exciting time in public health in one of the largest democracies in the world.”