Hanish is a Research Assistant at the ISPH. He is a trained physician from India with experience as a Junior Resident at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Raipur, India serving the underprivileged rural population there. Hanish’s previous research focused on the role of copper and zinc on ischemic heart disease using Mendelian Randomization; the effect of environmental exposure to trace minerals and metals through soil on cardiovascular mortality in the United States using geospatial analyses; and development of survey instruments to conduct community-level population assessments for a Cancer Health Impact Program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He has experience as a Project Manager for the Physical Activity and Redesigned Community Spaces (PARCS) Study as well as experience as a Data Manager for a RCT study of implementation models for depression care in Vietnam. He is proficient in R, SAS, SPSS, QGIS, ArcMap and REDCap. He has an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy.
Hanish is pursuing his doctoral degree at the CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy under the guidance of Dr. Katarzyna E. Wyka. He aims to investigate non-traditional risk factors for chronic disease to help establish new guidelines and interventions for improving health outcomes at the population level.