• Prof. (Dr.) Nandita Bhan is Professor and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) at the Jindal School of Public Health (JSPH) at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU). She has previously worked as Research Scientist- India at the Center on Gender Equity and Health at UC San Diego between 2017 and 2022. She is a social epidemiologist with degrees in Public Health and Social & Behavioral Sciences from Harvard University, University College London and Delhi University.

    Her work engages with the intersections between gender equality, global development and public health as determinants of health and wellbeing of women and girls through the life course, and to improve health programs and examine issues of gender within health systems and health services. In particular, her research engages with research and capacity building on gender and sexual and reproductive health for field based program monitoring and evaluation, with particular interest in issues of adolescent agency and in addressing measurement and data gaps in gender empowerment. Her research and teaching emphasize on utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to improve the measurement of health and wellbeing of women and girls in low and middle income countries. She is presently on the International Advisory Committee of the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

education and training

  • Ph.D. in Social & Behavioral Sciences, Harvard University,USA , Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 2009 - 2013
  • M.Sc. in Social Epipidemiology, University College London 2006 - 2007
  • M.A. in Social Work 2004 - 2006
  • B.A. in Economics 2001 - 2004

full name

  • Nandita Bhan

primary email

  • nandita.bhan@jgu.edu.in