Miranda Delawalla holds a PhD in Epidemiology and an MPH in Epidemiology (Maternal & Child Health Track), both from the University of Washington. Her academic interests include mental health, substance use, maternal and child health, and social determinants of health.
Miranda worked on eight projects during her two year engagement at START, acting as the Project Manager for two of them. Below are highlights from two of the projects Miranda worked on:
- Biomarkers of Gut Health for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health: The START team conducted a systematic review of environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) to delineate the distribution of EED biomarkers and extract associations between EED biomarkers and health outcomes among women of reproductive age to support the design and implementation of future interventional trials.
- Mapping the Long-term Sequelae of Acute Shigella Infection in Young Children: The START team conducted a systematic review of the long-term sequelae of acute Shigella infection in children under 5 years of age to inform data collection for the Enterics for Global Health (EFGH) Shigella surveillance study and support the value proposition for Shigella vaccines.
Miranda currently works as a Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors.