Maanasa Chitti is a dedicated health communications professional committed to advancing equity and inclusivity in public health initiatives. Drawing on her diverse research and health care experiences, she specializes in enhancing the accessibility of health information to reduce health disparities. With innovative and inclusive communication strategies at the forefront, she works to transform health information into actionable insights for all communities.

As a health communications associate for the Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center at EDC, Chitti advances the design and dissemination of research-based, audience-tailored resources that focus on sharing effective substance misuse prevention strategies to propel action.

Previously, Chitti served as a communications specialist, research assistant, and graduate teaching assistant. She completed a communications-focused internship for a maternal health initiative based at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Chitti holds an MSPH in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from the Vellore Institute of Technology. She has native proficiency in English, full professional proficiency in Tamil, and professional working proficiency in Hindi.