Adityavarman Mehta

Adityavarman Mehta


I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religion from Emory University. Following my undergraduate degree, I pursued a Master of Science in Global Health from Duke University. During my master’s program, I conducted fieldwork in South Africa and Ghana, where I examined the barriers to the integration of the uterine balloon tamponade into South Africa and Ghana’s health systems to manage postpartum haemorrhage. Professionally, I have worked with The Antara Foundation in Jhalawar, Rajasthan, to help roll out the Rajsangam mobile application to effectively monitor the health status of women and children. Thereafter, I moved to Hargeisa, Somaliland, to design and execute research projects in a variety of academic disciplines, including conflict, health, gender, education, and livelihoods across Somaliland and Somalia. 

Research interests

My research interests are at the intersection of conflict and global health. My PhD research aims to determine whether global health diplomacy can be used to alleviate political conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Research interests


Global Health 



Africa and the Middle East

Political Instability 

Ethnic Conflict 

Civil War 




  • MSc in Global Health from Duke University
  • BA in Sociology and Religion from Emory University