Headshot of Satchit Balsari, black and white picture of a man.
Satchit Balsari
Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Adaptation Medicine Public Health
Salata Institute Sponsored Projects


Dr. Satchit Balsari is an assistant professor in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and in global health and population at Harvard Chan. His interdisciplinary interests in mobile technology, disaster response, and population health have been informed by his clinical practice in the United States and research in disasters and wars around the world. His research has led to advances in disaster preparedness, post-disaster ascertainment studies, and digital health implementation science in the global south. At Harvard, he co-directs CrisisReady.io, a research-response network hosted at Harvard and Direct Relief, that promotes data-driven decision-making during public health emergencies. Dr. Balsari is also director of the two-year degree granting Climate and Human Health fellowship at Harvard that trains physicians in research, communications and advocacy on issues at the intersection of climate change and health. Dr. Balsari is affiliate faculty at the Harvard Mittal Institute, FXB Center, and HUCE. Dr. Balsari received his medical degree from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India and his public health degree from Harvard; he completed his emergency medicine residency at Columbia and Cornell’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Disaster Preparedness
Public Health Emergencies
Mobile Technology, Disaster Response, and Public Health

Salata Institute Sponsored Projects

The Salata Institute is committed to supporting research that promises to make a real-world impact on the climate crisis. The Climate Research Clusters Program and Seed Grant Program deliver on this commitment by funding new and interdisciplinary climate research that address the many dimensions of the climate challenge.

Climate research cluster: Climate adaptation in South Asia

The Salata institute

The Salata Institute supports interdisciplinary research that leads to real-world action, including high-risk/high-reward projects by researchers already working in the climate area and new endeavors that make it easier for Harvard scholars, who have not worked on climate problems, to do so.