Vinayak Bhardwaj

School/Dept/Institution Affiliation(s):

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Program:

MPH Candidate

Ahw focus:

Transformative Technologies and Institutions

biography: 

Vinayak Bhardwaj is currently pursuing his MPH studies at the School of Public Health, where he is focusing on health systems and policy.

He was born and raised in Zimbabwe and completed his university education in South Africa, where he studied biochemistry and chemical engineering. Since then, he has worked in numerous fields, including investigative journalism, textbook-writing and within international donor organizations focused on human rights. More recently he worked as a public health fact-checking journalist at Africa Check, a news organization based in South Africa. He also co-founded a digital health company aimed at improving self-management of diabetes.

Fundamentally, he is motivated by the quest for social justice through the prism of more equitable for all. He aims to tackle this through helping develop more inclusive health financing mechanisms and by deploying technology as a one of many tools in improving health outcomes in low-income, underserved communities.