Aastha Kant, PhD

MCHI Assistant Director - Research Programs

Dr. Aastha Kant is Assistant Director of Research Programs at the Johns Hopkins Maternal and Child Health Center India. She is based in India and is the point of contact for programmatic activities undertaken by the Maternal and Child Health Center India. Dr. Kant holds a Ph.D in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and received her training in Sociology with her Master of Arts (MA) from University of Pune and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She has previously worked at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health- India Research Center, TISS and Population Council- India Country Office. She is broadly interested in the social and behavioral aspects of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.