Shudipta holds a Master of Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health with a dual specialization in Global Health and Community Development. Her personal and professional interests lie at the intersection of health, social justice, and policy. She is particularly passionate about how race and racialization interact with social determinants of health to create stark health disparities across communities, and how policies can shape healthy social and built environments.
Prior to joining the Wellesley Institute, Shudipta has worked at the City of Toronto, conducting research to assess the sociopolitical landscape of the Ontario Works program; and at Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange, providing consultations to Ontario’s grassroots youth sector on developing and conducting evaluations. She is also part of the South Asian Health Research Hub, a network of researchers, health professionals, and academics, where she conducts qualitative diabetes research amongst South Asian youth using community-based participatory research and arts-based knowledge translation.
Currently, Shudipta’s work at Wellesley involves conducting research to examine the mental health impacts of community violence on urban youth in partnership with the City of Toronto.