Director of Research
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Aditi Krishna is the Director of Research at Iris Group. She is a social epidemiologist with expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), maternal and child health, nutrition, child development, family planning, and reproductive and sexual health. She provides key technical services on WASH through a USAID-funded project to improve WASH programming by identifying, sharing and guiding the use of best practices for the delivery of WASH services and sustained behavior. For this project, Aditi provides technical support for a menstrual hygiene management in the workplace action research initiative, advising on the research components of the activity. Aditi also leads and supports evidence reviews including one on menstrual hygiene management in the workplace and women’s economic empowerment as well as on gender transformative adolescent health and maternal and child health interventions. In her role as Director of Research, Aditi also provides support to Iris Group staff in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating research activities. Her research skills were acquired through rigorous training and years of experience in applied research.
Aditi has conducted primary research on barriers to women's education and adolescent reproductive and sexual health services in India and Nepal. In Bangalore, her work garnered support for a municipal domestic violence policy and promoted men's engagement in family planning and reproductive health in Ethiopia. Aditi also has significant experience working with large datasets with strong quantitative skills in epidemiology, biostatistics and epidemiology. Aditi received her Master's of Science in Public Health from the Health Policy and Management department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her doctoral degree from the Social and Behavioral Sciences department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Specialist Areas of Work
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