My research interests are infectious diseases ecology and epidemiology, vector-borne diseases, public health, utilization of One Health approach for disease prevention and detection, behavioral factors in disease transmission, and gender issues in global/international health.
Bachelors in Microbiology & Biochemistry, University of Mumbai
Masters in Microbiology, University of Mumbai
Masters in Public Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Minor in Gender Relations and International Development (GRID)
PhD in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology (in progress); University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
- Awarded the amount of $4,000 through the Global Intersections Project Grant from the Center for Global Studies for the Advancement of One Health at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 2018-2019.
- University of Illinois Extension grant to study Farmers risk of tickborne diseases in Illinois
Awards and Honors
Due and Ferber International Research Award; 2019 - 2020