Nisha Hariharan

Leads projects at IDinsight, with a passion for using data and evidence to drive large-scale changes in global health.

Nisha Hariharan is a Senior Manager at IDinsight based in Nairobi, Kenya.

In her current role, Nisha is responsible for leading and executing engagements. For a typical project, Nisha is responsible for all management of the project, including engagement design, planning and managing work activities, and leading the development of project deliverables. Nisha has supported clients across a variety of IDinsight’s services with a sectoral focus on health. Her engagements range from supporting government clients to test out accurate and efficient approaches for household-level data collection to working with community-health focused NGOs to implement improved evidence-driven methods for internal learning and innovation.

Nisha brings extensive experience in Sub Saharan Africa in the health sector. Prior to joining IDinsight, Nisha served as a Program Manager for the Clinton Health Access Initiative’s (CHAI) eMTCT and Pediatric HIV team, managing a multi-country program to scale-up evidence-based interventions and policy across Sub-Saharan Africa. Nisha also worked as a consultant at Oliver Wyman focusing on providing analytical and strategic support to financial sector clients.

Nisha holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics (BMath) from the University of Waterloo, and a master’s degree in Global Disease Epidemiology (MSPH) and Control, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While at Bloomberg School of Public Health, Nisha worked on a clustered-randomized control trial in Western Kenya looking at the impact of cash transfers and SMS reminders on childhood immunizations.



Selected Publications

  • “The Mobile Solutions for Immunization (M-SIMU) Trial: A Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial That Assesses the Impact of Mobile Phone Delivered Reminders and Travel Subsidies to Improve Childhood Immunization Coverage Rates and Timeliness in Western Kenya” (with Gibson D, Kagucia K, Ochieng B, et al.). JMIR, May 17, 2016. (Article)

  • “Oral abstracts of the 21st International AIDS Conference 18–22 July 2016, Durban, South Africa” (with Ericsen A, Lauck M, Mohns M, et al.). JIAS, July 22, 2016. (Article)