PhD, Public Health, University of South Carolina
Cohort Seven Fellow

Academic Mentor
Rachel Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health

Policy Mentor
Megan Branham
Director of Policy and Research, Palmetto Association for Children and Families

Current Institutional Affiliation
Children’s Trust of South Carolina: Research and Community Impact Manager

Areas of Expertise

Evidence Based/Evidence Informed Programs, Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups, Policy Research


Dr. Srivastav is the Research and Community Impact Manager at Children’s Trust of South Carolina, leading mixed method research around child maltreatment, adverse childhood experiences, and child health. She oversees the South Carolina Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Initiative, leading data and research dissemination, facilitating conversations around the science of ACEs, and implementing The Empower Action Model, a framework that she co-led the development of within three local coalitions. Aditi also manages the KIDS COUNT project by overseeing all research and data and supporting policy and advocacy work around child well-being. Prior to joining Children’s Trust, Aditi worked at AcademyHealth in Washington, DC, managing the ACE initiative and overseeing interest groups across public health topics.

Dr. Srivastav received her PhD at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. She holds a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in American government from the University of Virginia. Her research interests include health communications, health equity, child health policy, and social determinants of health.