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Vanya Shivashankar

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Vanya Shivashankar


Vanya Shivashankar is an undergraduate student in Yale College majoring in Cognitive Science. She is also a Global Health Scholar through the GHS MAP in affiliation with the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her research interests surround global mental health, education equity, and behavioral insights in LMICs. She currently works in Dr. Ashley Hagaman’s Innovation Lab for Qualitative Methods and Global Health on a project involving postpartum depression in mothers and its relationship to sleep. Vanya is also part of Dr. Saad Omer’s research group to study behavioral insights and responses to vaccine distributions during COVID-19. She is interested in the studying more about global mental health and apply this research to a future career in medicine.