Biplab Bhattacharya


Biplab is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo.   His research interests involve the application of operations research (OR) and systems engineering techniques to solve problems encountered by industry and global health systems.  Prior to joining the Food Lab, Biplab earned a Diploma in Business Management and Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Symbiosis International University in Pune, India.  He later earned his Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University at Buffalo.  Biplab is a graduate research assistance at the Community for Global Health Equity (CGHE).  Through his work at the CGHE, Biplab has collaborated with colleagues from Engineering & Applied Sciences and Epidemiology & Environmental Health to address healthy inequities in pharmaceutical supply chains in low-resource countries.  He has also worked in the Western New York area to increase health literacy among the Karen refugee population.  In the Food Lab, Biplab plans to develop a better understanding of challenges in food systems.  More information on Biplab can be found on his website,