Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Bethany Hedt-Gauthier is a Biostatistician and an Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Harvard Medical School) and Biostatistics (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health). Her primary research interests include quantifying the health needs of and evaluating programs targeting marginalized populations, with a focus on global surgery research. She currently leads research related to provision of cesarean sections and outcomes at rural district hospitals in Rwanda. This body of work includes developing machine learning algorithms for image-based diagnostics for surgical site infections. In addition to her research work, Hedt-Gauthier leads scholarship and advocacy on equity in global health research collaborations. Her work spans multiple countries, with extended residencies in Namibia, Malawi, and Rwanda.