As AAPCHO’s Hepatitis B Policy Fellow, Isha works with local and national partners to help ensure that hepatitis B is a national priority. Prior to joining AAPCHO, she worked at New York University’s B Free CEED: National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities. B Free CEED was a CDC-funded effort that used community-based participatory research to increase hepatitis B screening levels and decrease stigma in Korean and Chinese communities in New York City. Isha also provided technical assistance to B Free CEED-supported grassroots programs addressing hepatitis B in other geographic areas across the U.S., some focused on other AA&NHOPI communities. She has also worked for The Belaku Trust, a small NGO in Bangalore, India focused on women’s empowerment and health research, in comparative effectiveness and clinical trials for Pfizer, Inc., and for the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute.
Isha holds a Masters in Science from the Department of Social Policy in the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Bryn Mawr College.