About me

I am a Post Doctoral Fellow at Division of Environmental Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health at Penn State College of Medicine. I am working with Damaskini Valvi, MD, PhD, MPH on how early life and life-course environmental exposures impact health, with a particularly focus on the effects of chemicals and nutritional factors on children’s health and development. Another important focus of my resaerch is developing and validating statistical techniques for high dimensional exposomic data.

I received PhD from Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Penn State College of Medicine under Jason Liao, PhD and Arthur Berg, PhD. I wrote my thesis on Frequentist and Bayesian hypothesis testing with a focus on meaningful effect sizes to enhance reproducibility in scientific studies. Before joining Penn State, I completed B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India and M.Stat (Masters of Statistics) from Indian Statistical Institute.

Codes for some of my papers and projects can be found in my github profile.

I am a serious Matcha green tea aficionado and make my own version of Jamu every morning. Outside studies, I enjoy long distance running, rowing, yoga, volleyball, cooking and adda.