Nita Bharti, PI, USA
Nita is an assistant professor of biology at Penn State University, a member of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and a fellow of the Branco Weiss Society in Science. She has an interdisciplinary background in anthropology and biology and uses it to work at the interface of human behavior and infectious disease dynamics. Much of her research has focused on environmentally driven human movement and migration as both a propagator of disease transmission and a solution for improving access to health care. She draws on her experience of integrating research and application to define important questions, identify the proper research tools and data sets, and implement realistic solutions to complex problems.