Anvita Bhardwaj, MSPH

Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Anvita Bhardwaj is a PhD student in the Department of Mental Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on the Global Mental Health training track. Prior to starting her PhD she received her masters from JHSPH focusing on women’s health where she spent 6 months in South Africa looking at risk factors for depression among HIV positive female sex workers and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been involved with the GMH Equity lab since 2014 focusing on task sharing and mHealth interventions in Nepal.


Professional Expertise


Epidemiology, Public health, Social and behavioral sciences


Common mental health conditions, Gender-based violence and intimate partner violence, Maternal and child health, Sexual and reproductive health

Methodological Areas

Intervention development and testing, Measurement/psychometrics, mHealth/eHealth, Program evaluation, Qualitative methods, Quantitative methods, Research evaluation methods, Survey development, Systematic review/metaanalyses

Strategies expertise

Dissemination and implementation, Task shifting/sharing

Intervention Expertise

Anti-stigma interventions, Mental health awareness/promotion

Partnership Expertise

Community-based organizations/coalitions, International NGOs, Professional associations