Gauri Desai

PhD, MPH

Dr. Gauri Desai.

Gauri Desai

PhD, MPH

Gauri Desai

PhD, MPH

Research Topics

Effects of toxic chemicals on child health, maternal and child health, and nutritional interventions among children

Contact Information

244 Farber Hall

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5361

gauriabh@buffalo.edu

Overview Publications

Summary

Gauri Desai, PhD, MPH, PGD, joined the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at UB as a teaching assistant in 2017 and was promoted to adjunct instructor in Spring 2020. Later, she was appointed to clinical assistant professor in September 2020. She currently teaches courses for both undergraduate- and graduate-level public health programs.

Her research focuses on the effects of toxic chemicals on child health, maternal and child health, and nutritional interventions among children. She was recently a data analyst for a research project that analyzed data from the 2009-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to assess the connections between dietary intake and blood lead levels in US children. This project was supported by a grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UB.

Education

  • PhD, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, School of Public Health and Health Professions, epidemiology
  • MPH, Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health Bloomington, epidemiology
  • PGD, University of Pune, India, hospital and healthcare management 
  • BS, University of Pune, India, microbiology

Professional Training

  • Adjunct instructor, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo
  • Co-facilitator, Global Innovation Challenge, University at Buffalo
  • Lumen Circles Fellowship on Open Educational Resources, 2020

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Epidemiologic Research, (2016 - present)
  • American College of Epidemiology, (2017 - present)
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, (2018 - present)
  • American Society for Nutrition, (2019 - present)