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Navin Kumar, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Navin Kumar, PhD


Navin Kumar is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale School of Medicine. Navin completed a PhD at the Yale University Sociology Department, advised by Nicholas Christakis. His research harnesses the power of social computing, machine learning, and natural language analysis, grounded with insights from the social, behavioral, and clinical fields. He evaluates the developed computational approaches using diverse human-centered methods, deriving insights to improve health outcomes. Recent work details COVID-19 misinformation on Reddit following vaccine scientific announcements. Similar work centers on how vape/e-cigarette users produce and consume health misinformation.

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Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (2021)