Dr. Nitika Pant Pai is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University and a researcher at both the McGill University Health Centre and the Montreal Chest Institute. She was also the founder, president, and CEO of Sympact X, a social impact venture whose aim was to take innovations to scale globally.

She earned her medical degree at the University of Allahabad in India before moving to the United States where she earned a Master of Public Health and a PhD in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health at the University of California – Berkeley.

Dr. Pant Pai’s research interests are primarily where infectious diseases intersect the domain of diagnostics and treatment for HIV/AIDS and related blood-borne infections and STIs. Since 2009, she has focused largely on studying the impact of point-of-care diagnostics to prevent HIV and STI transmission. She has contributed to several CTN research publications.