Dr. Tina D. Bhargava is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at Kent State University (KSU). Her unusual combination of interests in brain science, education, psychology, public health, and systemic change have persisted since her undergraduate and Masters studies at Stanford University.
Her bandwidth research started in 2009 at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and was initially focused on the cognitive resource availability issues that influenced individuals’ success with a lifestyle change (weight loss) program. The project included designing and conducting cognitive reaction-time tests to measure cognitive interference.
Dr. Bhargava's current work uses a bandwidth lens to better understand and determine effective action for increasing equity in health services, higher education, workplaces, and society in general. She has studied and implemented different phases of this work in her roles at KSU as a faculty member, as a Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and as a Faculty Fellow for the Center for Teaching & Learning.