Amiya Bhatia

Bhatia_AmiyaAmiya is a Masters of Science student at the Harvard School of Public Health interested in program design and evaluation for child and adolescent health programs. At Harvard she is combining the study of epidemiology, anthropology, ethics and economics to understand the causes, structures and policies that drive health inequalities and unequal access to care. Before moving to Boston, Amiya lived in Ethiopia and coordinated a study on the organizational development of NGOs and previously in India where she worked with NGOs serving children affected by HIV and studied disclosure of HIV status to children. She has also worked for the GAVI Alliance in Geneva and the Gates Foundation in Seattle. After graduation, Amiya hopes to work with and learn from child health and child protection programs in South Asia. Amiya grew up in Nepal and holds a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, UK. She enjoys photography, exploring street markets and national parks, playing the bamboo flute and attempting to learn the harmonica.