Amiya is a fourth-year doctoral candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health studying population health inequalities, and how child health and child protection outcomes are unevenly and unfairly distributed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a focus on South Asia.
Amiya has ten years of professional and research experience working on a range of child health and protection issues including: pediatric HIV, immunization, polio, infant mortality reduction, undernutrition, birth registration, child labor and marriage, violence against children. She has worked, or conducted research for, a range of organizations including the Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the GAVI Alliance, the International Center for Equity in Health, UNICEF, UNFPA and the UN Special Rapporteur for the Sale of Children. Amiya has worked in the United States, Brazil, Switzerland, India, Nepal and Ethiopia and has conversational proficiency in Nepali, Hindi and French.
At Harvard, Amiya has been a teaching fellow and teaching assistant for graduate and undergraduate classes on global health, child rights and protection, theory and epidemiology, infectious diseases and history, and approaches to monitor health inequalities. She has been awarded the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning four times. She has also been a Resident Tutor in Currier House, a co-lead of the Harvard Graduate Student Leadership Institute, and a member of Harvard Chan Students for Nepal.
Amiya has doctoral and masters level training in social epidemiology, global health, statistics, child rights, and program evaluation. She holds an MPH from the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health and a BA in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge.