I am a research scientist who is interested in the relationship between epi-genetics and healthy aging. As a member of the SAHELI-SAB, I hope to gain more insight into this and associated positive health outcomes. I enjoy reading, listening to and playing devotional music.
I work at NorthShore University Health System PeriOp Business services in a non-clinical position, helping the patients and the community. Being a South Asian and a MASALA study participant, I understand the risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Proper diet and exercise has helped me lower my blood glucose level. Being a part of the SAHELI study team, I can share my personal experiences and achieve my goal of helping the community.
I am an Executive Director of a Federally Qualified Health Center, an advocate and a strong supporter of healthcare equity for the Asian and immigrant population in the US. I enjoy reading, going to the gym, watching cricket and spending time with my children.
I am a community health educator who has been working in the Chicago area since 1989 in a variety of community, county, and statewide nonprofit organizations. My work has focused on immigrant community health and violence prevention. I am drawn to the SAHELI study because I am a public health geek who wants to learn more about chronic disease risk and protective factors in South Asian communities. I live in Chicago and enjoy exploring the city, completing word games, and traveling with my family.
I am a group fitness instructor that will be teaching the fitness classes for the participants of this research study. I will be designing fun classes that provide a great workout for people of all levels of experience. Being from a South Asian background and passionate about health and fitness, this research project is something I look forward to in our community.