Nandita Rajshekhar joins the Hope Through Health team as a research assistant who is passionate about implementation science, global health, and the opportunity to incorporate findings directly into healthcare policy and practice.
Shortly after completing an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics at The Ohio State University, Nandita began considering research beyond mice and microscopes. In short, she wanted to conduct research that directly focused on people.
“I have always been really passionate about implementation science because it is the most proactive way to study public health,” Nandita says of the path her career has taken. “I enjoy being able to use research to actively improve health systems.”
Her first opportunity to do implementation science occurred before graduate school, when she took a gap year in Chennai, India at the National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis. There she did research in prevention by screening household contacts of TB patients.
She earned an MPH in Epidemiology (Certificate in Global Health) from Columbia University where she developed her knowledge in data analysis, global health systems, and implementation science. Nandita is thrilled to contribute to Hope Through Health’s ambitious research agenda in Togo. HTH’s ongoing research, routine performance measurement, and quality improvement efforts are designed to improve healthcare delivery, measure impact, and share lessons learned. HTH is thrilled to have Nandita as part of our team.