RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Social and Economic Determinants of Population Health
Arijit Nandi is concerned with the impact of macro-level factors on population health. His thesis work focused on understanding how economic processes, particularly deindustrialization, influence neighborhood environments and patterns of drug use. In other research, he has explored the social epidemiology of common mood-anxiety disorders and substance use disorders and outcomes. Other research areas of interest include migration and obesity. While in the program, Arijit will be continuing this work, while also exploring the association between political policies and population health and addressing challenges to causal inference in social epidemiology. Arijit received a PhD from the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.