Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Nishant is a fourth year PhD student studying infectious disease epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on the use of passively collected data (call detail records, GPS traces, environmental sensors, satellite imagery) to better understand how acute crisis and human mobility in general affect the propagation of disease within and between populations.

Nishant is interested in developing and implementing epidemiological tools that leverage high-throughput and “big” data for the evaluation of and intervention for infectious disease transmission dynamics in an increasingly urbanized and connected world. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of EpiTech Consultants, a public health technology consulting firm that specializes in the development of analytic pipelines for complex public health problems. In his free time, Nishant enjoys rowing and biking


  • Computational Epidemiology
  • Outbreak Detection
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Public Health Technology


  • PhD, Population Health Sciences- Epidemiology, Harvard University
  • MPH, Global Epidemiology, Emory University
  • BSc, Neuroscience, The College of William and Mary

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