As Equalize Health’s Research Associate, Bhavya is part of the market intelligence team where he is responsible for executing primary and secondary research and providing extensive multi-dimensional research support that spans across Equalize Health’s internal departments. He conducts literature reviews of existing and ongoing research to inform study designs. He joined Equalize Health to strengthen healthcare delivery and tackle the systemic inequities in India’s public health system that leave millions of vulnerable people behind.
Bhavya has over 2 years of diverse work experience. He started his career in marketing after graduating college, but made a quick pivot to the development sector. Prior to joining Equalize Health, he worked as a consultant for Global Health Strategies to strengthen the communications and outreach capacity of the scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – India’s apex biomedical research institution. He was responsible for monitoring and evaluating the media impact of ICMR’s health communications efforts and was part of ICMR’s crisis communications response team for the COVID-19 pandemic. He also has experience in policy research and designing an intervention for access to education in rural Bihar through internships at Vision India Foundation and World Health Partners, respectively.
Bhavya holds a B.A in Economics (honours) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He grew up in New Delhi but is originally from the scenic mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh. He likes exploring India’s underground arts culture, making playlists and could be frequently seen at independent music concerts before the pandemic. He is a regular practitioner of martial arts for the past 2 years, and greatly enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai after work. His pet peeve is a strong aversion to white light.