From biomedical engineering to Public Health, with Shantanu Mishra

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In this episode, Sujani sits down with Shantanu Mishra, a biomolecular engineer and a current MSc Public Health for Development candidate. They discuss Shantanu’s work in public health after completing his engineering degree, his current experience as a Chevening Scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical, and advice for gaining public health work experience for those considering a career in this field.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Shantanu’s early interest in biology and how he went from chemical engineering to biomedical engineering to public health
  • Shantanu’s work in health education with Teach for India and Triggerise
  • Advice on landing public health or health adjacent jobs without previous public health education or experience
  • Tips for effective networking and being diligent in your everyday tasks
  • Shantanu’s experience as a Chevening Scholar at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and what he is working towards in his public health journey

Today’s Guest:

Shantanu Mishra is a Biomolecular Engineer, currently a MSc candidate pursuing Public Health for Development as a UK government Chevening Scholar at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. With over 5 years of work experience prior to graduate school he was working as an Assistant Consultant within the Public Sector Governance portfolio at Oxford Policy Management in New Delhi at the intersection of governance and health systems strengthening with a focus on Bihar. He has worked on evaluations and big data across cross-cutting themes of WASH, Climate adaptation and business reforms during his time in the non-profit space.

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