Kara Suvada (pronouns: she/hers) is a PhD student in Epidemiology at Emory University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of cardiometabolic outcomes (type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases), mental health, social determinants of health, and health services. Her advisor is Dr. Amit Shah and she works with data from the Vietnam-Era Twin Registry to examine outcomes related to PTSD, CVDs, physical activity, and sleep. She also has active collaborations with Emory's Global Diabetes Research Center and works part-time at IQVIA doing evidence synthesis (e.g., systematic literature reviews, meta-analysis). Previously, Kara was a fellow within the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at CDC (2020-2022).
Prior to coming to Emory for her MPH and PhD, Kara worked at RTI International in Durham, NC.
Areas of Interest
- Cardiometabolic Diseases
- Global Health
- Health Services Research
- Mental Health
- Social Determinants of Health
- BS 2017, American University
- MPH 2021, Emory University
Affiliations & Activities
Society for Epidemiologic Research, Member, 2022-current
American Public Health Association, Student Board Member (Science Board, Governing Councilors), 2019-current