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Jithin Sam  Varghese

Assistant Research Professor

Research Assistant Professor

Faculty, Global Health


My current research aims to improve our understanding of cardiometabolic health, by identifying subtypes of disease or characterizing subgroups of individuals at high risk. I currently co-lead the EGDRC Diabetes Translational Accelerator to support PhD students and Advisors in launching their doctoral dissertation as a startup.

I draw on my research and project experiences in consulting, nutrition, data science, and mental health to holistically engage with public health problems in low-, middle- and high-income countries. I enjoy collaborating with clinicians, academics, startups, and non-profits to develop data-driven solutions that move us closer to solving these tough problems.

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I enjoy working with driven and curious Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral students. Given the nature of the projects I work on, some prior coursework and demonstrating proficiency in programming is ideal. I am happy to meet and discuss how we can work together.

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  1. TODAY Show: Many couples share high blood pressure, new research suggests
  2. CNN: If your spouse has high blood pressure, you’re more likely to have it too, study suggests
  3. Fox 32 Chicago: Couples often share high blood pressure, study shows
  4. RSPH Ask An Expert: Ask an Expert: Shared Blood Pressure and Health Habits Among Couples



Contact Information

Atlanta , GA



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Areas of Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Machine Learning
  • Mental Health
  • Social Epidemiology


  • B.Tech. in Bioengineering 2014, IIT Madras
  • M.Tech. in Bioengineering 2014, IIT Madras
  • PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences 2022, Emory University

Affiliations & Activities

Emory Global Diabetes Research Center


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