Abhishek Bhatia

I am currently a PhD candidate at the Carolina Health Informatics Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Research Scientist at CrisisReady, a joint initiative between Harvard University and Direct Relief.

My research focuses on two primary areas:

  1. Health Informatics: Combining disparate data sources to estimate the effects of environmental and climate exposures on health. To do this, I apply computational methods in statistical learning, causal inference, and network analysis to large-scale clinical, demographic, and geospatial data.

  2. Public Health: Combining large-scale field survey data, syndromic surveillance data, and novel mobility data streams for equitable humanitarian crisis response, namely in the context of the War in Syria, the 2018 Floods in India, and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh.

Prior to this, I spent several years at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and at the Mittal Institute at Harvard University. I received an MS from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Global Health and Population department, and an BA and BSc from the University of California, Berkeley.

This site serves as a repository for my professional work and personal projects that I pursue in my spare time.


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