Shivani A. Patel, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Biography

Dr. Patel is a social epidemiologist who received her MPH from the University of Michigan and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She came to Emory as post-doctoral fellow in 2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health. Her research is guided by an overarching interest in describing and understanding disparities in cardio-metabolic disease morbidity and mortality globally, with particularly focus on South Asia. To that end, she investigates the role of ethnic background, contextual factors (such as historical undernutrition, urbanization, migration, geography), and early life disadvantage in influencing cardio-metabolic disease profiles. Dr. Patel also holds an adjunct appointment at the Public Health Foundation of India and is affiliated with the New Delhi-based Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (4C). She splits her time between the Emory’s Atlanta campus and the 4C central office in New Delhi.

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