Dhriti Dhawan, PhD

  • Dr. Dhriti Dhawan is a Data Programmer Analyst at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI).

Research Focus

As a Data Programmer Analyst at the lab, Dr. Dhawan’s work focuses on generating data-driven evidence for health communication strategies to improve public health by (1) informing public health programs and (2) influencing policy changes. Her research interests include health inequities in underserved and marginalized populations in both developed and developing nations. Dr. Dhawan has worked on projects to improve maternal and child health and adolescent health and adopt COVID-19 preventive behaviors like vaccines. Dr. Dhawan also has extensive experience in data collection using surveys; and data analysis and visualization using tools like R and Stata.


Dr. Dhawan obtained a Master’s in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine, during which she developed an understanding of epidemiological and biostatistical methodology. She has also obtained a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from Humboldt University at Berlin, Germany, focused on cancer biology.