- Health policy and advocacy
- Global public health
- Qualitative research methods
- Project management
- State Health Policy
Reena Gupta’s work focuses on project management, evaluation, technical assistance, and health policy. She has extensive experience in global health policy and advocacy and in researching and evaluating culturally informed health interventions.
Gupta has managed a project assessing Connecticut’s response to COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. In this role, she oversaw recruitment of key informants and led interview transcription and analysis, as well as led a document review of policies and regulations. Gupta currently manages a developmental evaluation of the Equity Learning Lab, led by Learning for Action and Public Health Equity Group on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In this role, she supports evaluation design that prioritizes learning, engagement, adaptability, and equity.
Before joining Mathematica in 2020, Gupta completed an M.Sc. in public health for development from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Before this, she worked on health promotion and policy related to chronic disease at the Nevada state health department, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also spent a year leading advocacy and communication efforts for HIV, tuberculosis, and youth sexual and reproductive health programs in Kitwe, Zambia, through Global Health Corps. During her undergraduate career, Gupta led Healthy Girls Save the World, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy bodies, minds, and relationships among middle school girls.