Nithershini Narayanan (She/her/hers) is a Research and Evaluation Project Manager at the Institute for Community Health. At ICH, Nithershini is involved in evaluation and research projects about youth disparities around SUD in BIPOC and LGBTQI communities, infectious disease surveillance among immigrants, and disparities in home- and community-bases services using qualitative methods. Prior to her work with ICH, Nithershini was a Research Assistant at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, where her work focused on access to care and community resources, and health disparity and equity around BIPOC communities; topics included edutainment for living kidney donation awareness, cultural acceptability of COVID-19 contact tracing models, and community awareness and linkage to COVID-19 information, testing, vaccinations, and treatment services.
Nithershini received a BS in Dental Science from Sri Ramachandra University, India and completed her MPH with a focus on Community Health Education at California State University – Long Beach. She is always thrilled about travel, food, culture, is currently chasing waterfalls and seeking inspiration in Greater Boston to revive her artistic skills.