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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Sonia Tandon is a PhD candidate in Nutrition and Health Sciences at Emory University and NIH NRSA F31 Predoctoral Research Fellow.  Her research focuses on maternal and child nutrition, specifically in relation to the long-term influences of prenatal nutrition and identifying nutrition intervention strategies to optimize health across the life course. Her dissertation research with Dr. Usha Ramakrishnan focuses on the roles of maternal and offspring FADS genetic polymorphisms and prenatal omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in offspring cardiometabolic health.

Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Sonia obtained a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from The Ohio State University. She previously served as a clinical research coordinator for vaccines, infectious diseases, and systems biology research at The Hope Clinic of Emory University.

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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Biomarkers
  • Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition


  • Bachelor of Science 2016, The Ohio State University
  • Master of Public Health 2018, Emory University

Affiliations & Activities

  • Delta Omega Honor Society
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • Metabolomics Association of North America


  • , , Immunologic mechanisms of seasonal influenza vaccination administered by microneedle patch from a randomized phase I trial, npj Vaccines, 6, 89
  • , , Infant Metabolome in Relation to Prenatal DHA Supplementation and Maternal Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism rs174602: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Mexico, The Journal of Nutrition, 151, 3339-3349
  • , , Maternal FADS2 single nucleotide polymorphism modified the impact of prenatal docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on child neurodevelopment at 5 years: Follow-up of a randomized clinical trial, Clinical Nutrition, 40, 5339-5345
  • , , A Retrospective Chart Review on the Role of Suppressive Therapy in the Management of Spinal Infections Involving Hardware, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 25, 7
  • , , Maternal hemoglobin concentrations across pregnancy and maternal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1450, 47-68
  • , , Effects of Supplemental Calcium and Vitamin D on Expression of Toll-Like Receptors and Phospho-IKK?/? in the Normal Rectal Mucosa of Colorectal Adenoma Patients, Cancer Prevention Research, 11, 707-716