Zena Dhatt

Zena Dhatt, BS

Qualitative Research Project Manager


Zena is a Qualitative Research Data Analyst for the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. She previously worked on a large, multi-sited ethnographic study on drug use, services, and the potential expansion for harm reduction programming in five counties in Maryland—the Statewide Ethnographic Assessment of Drug Use and Services (SEADS) project, funded by the Maryland Department of Health through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Crisis Response Funds. More recently, she held the position of Technical Assistance Coordinator II at JBS International, Inc. on a multi-year initiative to address barriers to access in rural communities related to substance use disorder—the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology with concentrations in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, as well as a Certificate in Latin American Studies.