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Unjali  Gujral

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Unjali P. Gujral is a chronic disease epidemiologist who received her BA from the University of California, Irvine in 2003 and her MPH from Yale University in 2010. Dr. Gujral completed her PhD at Emory in Nutrition and Health Science in 2015 as well as her post-doctoral fellowship in 2017. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health. Dr. Gujral's work is focused on racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes with a focus on the pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and diabetes etiology in minority and immigrant populations. Dr. Gujral also has an interest in the social and cultural determinants of diabetes disparities both in the United States and globally.

Awards and Honors

2012:  Fulbright Scholarship

2018:  Excellence in Research Award, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University


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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road NE CNR 7040-L

Atlanta , GA 30322


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Areas of Interest

  • Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Disease Pathogenesis
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health


  • BA 2003, University of California, Irvine
  • MPH 2010, Yale University
  • PhD 2015, Emory University

Courses Taught

  • GH 534: Diabetes:Global Dis Prev&Cntrl


  • , , Cardio-metabolic Abnormalities Among Normal Weight Individuals from Five Race/Ethnic Groups in the United States: Cross-sectional Analysis of Two Cohort Studies, Annals of Internal Medicine, ,
  • , , Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Diabetes in Underweight and Normal Weight Individuals: The CARRS and NHANES Studies, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, ,
  • , , Ethnic Variations in Diabetes and Prediabetes Prevalence and the roles of Insulin Resistance and ?-cell Function: The CARRS and NHANES Studies., Journal of Translational and Clinical Endocrinology, ,
  • , , Diabetes and Prediabetes in Asian Indians living in India and the United States and the associated risk factors: The CARRS and MASALA Studies, Diabetes Care , ,
  • , , The Relative Associations of ?-Cell Function and Insulin Sensitivity with Glycemic Status in Migrant Asian Indians in the United States: the MASALA study, Journal of diabetes and its complications 2014, ,
  • , , Type 2 diabetes in South Asians: similarities and differences with white Caucasian and other populations, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, ,