genetics, epidemiology methods, nutrition, chronic disease prevention,
health & policy advocacy
University of Arizona
> BS in Public Health
> BS in Molecular & Cellular Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
> ScM in Genetic Epidemiology (exp. 2022)
Hi! I'm Jayati
I'm currently a Masters of Science student at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health studying epidemiology.
In terms of research, I'm passionate about genetics, nutrition, diet, & cardio-metabolic diseases.
I look forward to a career in which I can use epidemiology & data science to improve large-scale public health outcomes. I have been an active participant in public health initiatives and organizations throughout my educational experiences. I am strongly committed to lending my voice to the needs of the underprivileged and historically minoritized communities around the world.
Outside of research and academia, I am an active science communicator, writer, and musician (fun fact: I hold a bachelors-level degree in Indian Classical Music!). I enjoy living life as a continual learner. I'm always open to opportunities to build skills, advocate for community needs, & collaborate.
Current & Past Work:
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
I am the 2020-21 Membership Committee Co-Chair at the APHA Student Assembly, the nation's largest public health student organization. In this role, I collaborate with other members of the assembly council to improve APHA-SA's outreach, involve students in ongoing public health initiatives, and interact with liaisons to strengthen member involvement.
Between 2017 & 2020, I was a research intern with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (CFB), working on a variety of quantitative and qualitative research projects aimed at understanding how food insecurity impacts the diet quality and diet-related disease prevalence of underserved food bank clients.
While a public health student, I was a member of the Klimentidis Lab, working on Genetic Epidemiology projects regarding dietary behaviors, preferences, and consumption related to genetics and cardio-metabolic diseases. I conducted my undergraduate Honors thesis on this topic: "Genetic Influences on the Relationship Between Meat Consumption & LDL-C Levels."
During my last semester at UArizona, I joined the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics as a student assistant working with professors on their COVID data collection, attending task force meetings, compiling state-level COVID data from ADHS, & coordinating volunteer trainings for the SAFER contact tracing program.
Read some of my work on Medium.
I'm always looking for places and people to share my writing with, and some of it is featured here. I occasionally blog my thoughts on science, public health, and other current events, too.
As a student, I really love talking to people (including other students!) about science, public health, and grad school.
Send me an email if you'd like to chat or collaborate on a project! I'd love to hear from you.