DrPH, Drexel University, 2018
MSPH, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2011
BS, University of Waterloo, 2007
Astha Ramaiya has a Dr.PH from the Department of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University and a Masters of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has a background in maternal and child health and focuses on adolescent health and M&E. She is particularly interested in understanding how culture and gender norms affect health outcomes and behaviors among adolescents using mixed methods.
Before joining the Global Early Adolescent Study, Astha worked for nine years in Canada, Tanzania, Nepal, United States and India in the field of infectious diseases and maternal/child health. Her dissertation focused on evaluating the GARIMA program in Uttar Pradesh and its association with Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management behavior. She speaks six languages, including Kutchi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kiswahili and Nepali.
Honors and Awards
2018 Beta Omega chapter of Delta Omega
2011 Young Alumni Award, University of Waterloo