Ishita Ghai

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Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.B.A. in marketing, business analytics, University of California, Davis; Ed.M. in international education policy, Harvard University; B.Tech. in bioinformatics, Vellore Institute of Technology

Overview

Ishita Ghai is a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She is interested in exploring the role of health care innovations in improving access across marginalized populations, assessing the applications of AI in the identification and tracking of mis- and disinformation, and examining the predictive mapping of the emerging technology landscape in healthcare.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a research assistant at the University of California, Davis, where she helped set up the Center for Analytics and Technology in Society at the Graduate School of Management. There, she worked on projects related to health care, technology, and workforce equity, supporting with project management, grant writing, data cleaning, research instrument development and deployment, literature reviews, and analysis. She was also a consultant at a Dubai-based firm, working on education and health projects pertaining to program strategy and policy, market research and assessment, as well as monitoring and evaluation, serving a wide range of government and non-government entities across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA), India, and the United States. She has an M.B.A. in business analytics and marketing from the University of California, Davis, an Ed.M. in international education policy from Harvard University, and a B.Tech. in bioinformatics from Vellore Institute of Technology. 

Honors & Awards

  • GSM Alumni Association Award, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
  • Brad Atwood Scholarship, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
  • Special Achiever's Award, Vellore Institute of Technology

Languages

Hindi; English