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Natasha Kaushal, MSPH
Analyst, Research Associate

public health emergency preparedness and response international health security infectious disease monitoring impact of war on population health

Natasha Kaushal, MSPH
Natasha Kaushal, MSPH

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Professional Profile

Ms. Kaushal is an Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her training is in international health system strengthening, but her interests include public health emergency preparedness and response, international health security, infectious disease monitoring, and the impact of war on population health.

Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Kaushal received her MSPH in Health Systems from the Department of International Health and her Certificate in Humanitarian Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a graduate student, Ms. Kaushal conducted systematic literature reviews to help redefine rapid response teams in international cholera outbreaks, and later contributed to the development of the COVID-19 Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Repository at the Center for Humanitarian Health. For her capstone and practicum, Ms. Kaushal assisted with data collection for an integrated maternal and child health intervention in Bangladesh with teams at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Kaushal worked as a COVID-19 Contact Tracer for the University of California San Diego and the state of California.

Ms. Kaushal has a BA in Public Health Policy and a BA in Political Science from the University of California Irvine. As a student, Ms. Kaushal engaged in international conflict analysis by traveling to regions of intractable conflict, such as Palestine, Colombia, and Northern Ireland, to understand the political, social, and economic tensions of these areas. While traveling, she collected primary data on perceived water quality across borders and presented findings at various undergraduate colloquiums.


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