Pritha Chatterjee

Pritha Chatterjee is a PhD student and a Research Assistant in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Research Focus

Ms. Chatterjee has been primarily working on analyzing qualitative data on factors driving cervical cancer screening among homeless women in Boston; and learning about theories of disease distributions, and multi level statistical models. 

Her research interests range from sanitation, open defecation, nutrition and long term community focused behavior change. Currently, she is working to train health journalists in India; understanding what drives sanitation outcomes in low and middle income countries; behavioral change communication for interventions in Anemia in India.

Understanding how much of sanitation behaviors in India are driven by community-driven behavioral factors, and if so how those behaviors differ by country/geography, as opposed to structural factors, and how each of these levels can be targeted for sustainable outcomes is what brought Ms. Chatterjee to the Lab.

Background

Ms. Chatterjee holds a B.A. in Mass Communication from Delhi University in India. She has a PDGM in Broadcast Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai, India. Ms. Chatterjee is also a MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA.

She wishes to combine her knowledge as a health journalist with the Indian Express and the doctoral education experience in public health.