Sinaida is a first-year doctoral student in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit. She received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University in 2017 and has a background in molecular epidemiology. Her research interests are in the molecular determinants of maternal and infant health, particularly in low-and-middle income countries. Her current DPhil project is with Dr. Manisha Nair’s MaatHRI platform, where she will be investigating cardiovascular outcomes in anaemic pregnancies among Indian women. Her research is supported by the Nuffield Department of Population Health.
Prior to joining the NDPH, she worked as an epidemiologist in New York City on breast cancer cohort studies looking at the role of childhood infections on risk of breast cancer in adulthood, as well as the role of inflammatory markers in breast milk on breast cancer risk in first-time mothers. She also worked on a grant investigating the role of metal exposures on risk of pancreatic cancer.