jayati sharma

genetics, epidemiology methods, nutrition, chronic disease prevention,
health & policy advocacy
Educational Background:
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.

Some of my work:

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 also a contributing writer at Massive Science. Check out my work here.

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. 

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