Isha is the Director for Policy and Advocacy at AAPCHO.
As part of her work, Isha works with local and national partners within and outside the AAPCHO network to help ensure that the needs of AA&NHPI-serving community health centers are a national priority.
Isha is the Co-Chair of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans' (NCAPA) Health Committee, Vice Chair of the National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, advises Hep B United, a national coalition focused on reducing hepatitis B disparities on policy issues, and is a board member of the South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA).
Prior to joining AAPCHO, she worked at New York University’s Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), for a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct community-based participatory research called B Free CEED: National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities.
She has also worked for The Belaku Trust, an NGO in Bangalore, India focused on women’s empowerment and health research, for Pfizer, Inc. in comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, and for the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute.
Isha received her Bachelor’s in Arts from Bryn Mawr College, and her Master’s in Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.