Nishant primarily works in the Polio Eradication Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of EpiTech Consultants, a public health technology consulting firm that specializes in the development of analytic pipelines for complex public health problems. Nishant earned a PhD in Epidemiology and SM in Biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in July 2020, where his research focused on incorporating mobility and remote sensing data into existing modeling frameworks. This included modeling SARS-CoV-2 transmission within and between populations, evaluating behavior change in response to lockdown notifications and building analytic pipelines to inform response efforts in acute natural disasters.
Before pursuing his doctoral studies, Nishant worked as a data manager and a mobile data collection systems developer at the CDC Foundation. In his free time he enjoys biking, rowing and exploring the food scene in Atlanta.