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Jorge  Gonzalez Mejia

I am a PhD student in Epidemiology, and my research interests lie at the intersection of Latinx health, immigrant health, type 2 diabetes, and cardiometabolic outcomes across the lifespan. Specifically, I am interested in the intergenerational psychosocial risk factors of immigrant populations and the role of potential mediators in reducing the risk of diabetes related outcomes. 

I completed my BA and MPH at the University of Virginia with a concentration in Research in Practice, and I seek to utilize epidemiological methods to support evidence-based interventions and strategies to reduce barries and improve health promotion, prevention, and compliance for diabetes care in the US and abroad. Prior to Emory, I worked with the Center for Public Health Genomics at UVA Health, supporting genetic risk studies for diabetes for the Virginia PrIMeD Project. 

Contact Information

Atlanta , GA


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Areas of Interest

  • Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Global Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Implementation Science
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Epidemiology


  • BA 2018, University of Virginia
  • MPH 2019, University of Virginia

Affiliations & Activities

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research, Member 
  • Laney Fellow
  • Centennial Scholar
  • Gates Millennium Scholar
  • ORISE Fellow


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