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amiyaAmiya BhatiaDoctor of Science student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Amiya studies the causes, structures and policies that produce health inequalities among children and adolescents in South Asia. Her current work examines how unequal health data are and who is missing in health statistics through an analysis of wealth, gender and urban/rural inequalities in birth registration and access to identification documents in South Asia, and the history of the civil registration and vital statistics systems that count births, marriages, and deaths. At Harvard, Amiya has worked as a research assistant for the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and as a teaching assistant at FAS and the School of Public Health. She is a member of Harvard Chan Students for Nepal and a resident tutor in Currier house. Before moving to Boston, Amiya evaluated health programs run by local non-profits for children affected by HIV in in India and Ethiopia. She has also worked on health systems strengthening for immunization for the GAVI Alliance and on the polio eradication program for the Gates Foundation. Amiya holds a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.