As a public health professional and mixed-methods social scientist, Dr. Panchang has 5 years of experience conducting applied interdisciplinary research both in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Panchang is passionate about fostering evidence-based solutions towards effective and equitable programming, and enjoys partnering with local community organizations on the ground. At NPC, she works on projects involving access to civil counsel, gender equity, alternatives to incarceration, and substance use disorder treatment.
Dr. Panchang’s prior work has occurred around social determinants of health and access to environmental amenities such as safe housing, food, water, and sanitation. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Health and M.A. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida, awarded in 2019. Her dissertation analyzed the role of gender and housing insecurity in decision-making around improved sanitation options in urban India.