Jhumka Gupta ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Biographical Info

Jhumka Gupta is an assistant professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Schooled at the University of Maryland (BS), Drexel University School of Public Health (MPH) and Harvard School of Public Health (Sc.D), she is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on migrant, refugee and conflict-affected populations, both globally and with vulnerable populations within the United States. Specifically, she investigates the mental and reproductive health implications of gender-based violence and develops interventions aimed at reducing gender-based violence against women. This work includes both clinic-based and community-based epidemiologic and intervention research with women and men.

Prior to her appointment, she was an NIMH Post-doctoral Fellow with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. She has done fieldwork in Mexico, Bangladesh, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Haiti, India, Nepal, and South Africa. Earlier in her career, she was Assistant Director of the Women’s Health Program at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti, and a Public Health Fellow at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health in Washington DC.

International Activity

  • Adapting Innovative Programs for Women's Social and Economic Empowerment and Reduction of Gender-based Violence
    Abidjan, Ivory Coast(2013 - 2014)
    US Inst of Peace
  • Evaluating Violence Against Women Screening in Mexico.
    Mexico City, Mexico(2012 - 2015)
    Dr. Gupta is leading a 3-year randomized controlled trial in Mexico City, Mexico, to investigate the effectiveness of a clinic-based intervention on reducing the severity of intimate partner violence, increasing help-seeking behaviors and safety planning, and improving reproductive health among women with recent experiences of violence from their male partners.

Education & Training

Drexel University (2000)
Harvard School of Public Health (2007)
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Yalel University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (2007 - 2009)

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