Gayatri Malhotra is a global health researcher experienced in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning in gender and international development.
Gayatri is a global health researcher with a strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative data management, collection, cleaning, and analyses. While pursuing her Master of Public Health (MPH) at The George Washington University (GW) Milken Institute School of Public Health, she supported an outcome evaluation with a mixed-methods approach of the Girl Rising gender-sensitization program in 267 government schools in six states, reaching more than 45,000 students in India. A quasi-experimental design with a one group pre- and post-test was implemented. An innovative Gender-Equitable Scale was designed to test the effectiveness of the six-month program in altering entrenched gender attitudes, norms, and perceptions of adolescents. As the lead researcher, Gayatri analyzed a data set of more than 3,500 participants using SPSS, as well as wrote and published two articles and one report on the findings.
This study contributed to the knowledge gap on assessing gender norms of adolescents in India, validated the optimal time to address gender attitudes with adolescents, and presented the potential of a school-based intervention to alter entrenched gender beliefs and positively impact students, teachers, parents, and communities.
Professional Profile
 •Public health professional with 7 years of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) experience focused on humanitarian assistance, refugee health, mental health, women’s health, youth education, gender, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), gender-based violence (GBV), journalism, and corruption.
•Demonstrated experience with mixed-methods study design, quantitative and qualitative data collection, and developing research instruments with strong understanding of data management and intermediate statistical analyses.
•Knowledgeable in logic models, research study design, M&E frameworks, evaluations (impact, performance, program, and outcome), need or readiness assessments, and communicating research findings to various audiences.
•Experienced working in complex emergencies in Turkey and Bangladesh with NGOs, iNGOs, US State Department, and UN organizations (UNICEF, UNHCR, ICRC, IOM, WHO) for data collection and evaluations.
•Keen eye for visual design and creating graphics with pithy and informative writing for various communication platforms such as websites, briefs, executive summaries, reports, social media, and articles.
Countries of professional experience: India, Turkey, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Armenia, Tanzania, Haiti, South Africa, US.
Certifications: CITI Program for Human Research; GenderPro Alliance Capacity Building Program.
Software: SPSS, R, SAS; ArcGIS, Tableau; Dedoose, MAXQDA; Snap Surveys, REDCap, SurveyMonkey; Salesforce; Blackbaud; Asana; WordPress, Wix; HTML/CSS; Sprout Social, Hootsuite; Zoom; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Connect, Portfolio; Microsoft Office—Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Yammer.
Languages: English (native fluency); Hindi (native proficiency); Punjabi (elementary proficiency). 
Gender Assessment Report. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Transform: Primary Healthcare, 2022. Quantitative Team: Elizabeth Stones, Simon Hiltebeitel, Gayatri Malhotra, Natalie Petrulla, Lanice Williams. EnCompass LLC. (awaiting publication)
Unmasking an Invisible Community: Unique Influences on and Consequences of COVID-19 among South Asians in the United States, 2020. Yousra Yusuf, Supriya Misra, Shipra Singh, Gayatri Malhotra, Samira Khan, Nehanda Tankasala, Arnab Mukherjea. AAPI Nexus Journal: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice.
The Girl Rising ‘We Dream, We Rise’ Social Media Campaign in India: Reach, Engagement and Impact, 2020. Amita Vyas, PhD, Nitasha Nagaraj, DrPH, Jordan Genovese, MPH, Gayatri Malhotra, MPH, Nidhi Dubey, Richa Hingorani, Lauren Manning. Girl Rising and The George Washington University.
Adolescents’ development of gender equity attitudes in India, 2019. Megan Landry, DrPH, Amita Vyas, PhD, Gayatri Malhotra, MPH, Nitasha Nagaraj, DrPH. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth.
Gender attitudes in adolescence: evaluating the Girl Rising gender-sensitization program in India, 2019. Amita Vyas, PhD, Gayatri Malhotra, MPH, Nitasha Nagaraj, DrPH, Megan Landry, DrPH. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth.
Philanthropy for Impact in Karnataka, 2019. Nikita Damle, Aashika Ravi, Gayatri Malhotra, MPH, Lekhya Reddy. EdelGive Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Everyday Giving in India Report- Harnessing the Potential of A Billion Givers for Social Impact, 2019. Gayatri Malhotra (Photographer). Sattva, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Pilot Evaluation of the Girl Rising Gender-Sensitization Program in India, 2018. Amita Vyas, PhD, Nitasha Nagaraj, DrPH, Megan Landry, DrPH, Gayatri Malhotra, MPH. Girl Rising and The George Washington University.
Blog Posts
Thank you!
Back to Top