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
> PhD in Genetic Epidemiology (exp. 2025)
Hi! I'm Jayati
I'm currently a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health studying Genetic Epidemiology. I work with Dr. Genevieve Wojcik in the RAGE Lab at the Department of Epidemiology.
In terms of research, I'm passionate about genetics, environment, & cardio-metabolic diseases. Within genetic epidemiology, I'm interested in exploring polygenic risk prediction and gene-environment interactions in chronic diseases. I'm currently working on a project testing the use of polygenic scores in genetic causal inference for the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease.
I look forward to a career in which I can use epidemiology & data science to improve large-scale public health outcomes using genetics. I have been an active participant in public health initiatives and organizations throughout my time as a student. I am strongly committed to advocacy for 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.
Writing & Science Communication
Read some of my work on Medium. I occasionally share my thoughts on science, public health, and other current events, too.
I'm was previously a contributor at Massive Science. Check out my work published before the site took a hiatus here.
Last summer, I was a fellow of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship with the Wichita Eagle.
I'm always looking for opportunities and projects to work on/with other scientists and writers around science writing, especially in human genetics/genomics.
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 piece/project! I'd love to hear from you.