Shivani Bhatia is a Senior Associate at Luminary Labs. With a background in public health and a passion for health equity, Shivani is adept at implementing system-level changes on a human level. She uses big-picture insights to develop actionable strategies on behalf of clients across sectors and industries.
Prior to joining Luminary Labs, Shivani served as the principal investigator for federally funded maternal mortality prevention efforts and a health equity subject matter expert for Colorado’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Her work has been nationally recognized for the use of innovative strategies to address the structural and social determinants of health, and she was awarded the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs’ 2020 Emerging MCH Professional Award for Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Shivani has designed, implemented, and evaluated public health programs in Boston, Denver, New York City, and Mumbai, India. She is passionate about centering humanity and embedding racial equity throughout systems of healthcare.
Shivani holds an MPH in Population and Family Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Music from Dartmouth College. She has been a crisis counselor for sexual violence survivors, a full-spectrum birth and abortion doula, a hatha yoga teacher, a sex educator, and a cognitive neuroscience researcher studying the effects of music education on brain plasticity. Shivani is conversational in Spanish and Hindi.