Dr. Aditi Roy is a Research Scientist at the Centre for Health Analytics Research and Trends (CHART), Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University and the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), and a DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Fellow in clinical and public health. Aditi completed her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014 in nutritional sciences followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in paediatric epidemiology at the Vanderbilt University in the U.S.
She is primarily interested in children’s environmental health studying how environmental and nutritional factors influence children’s health and development. Her work examines the role of early life exposure to various neurotoxins that could impact readiness to school and early learning during preschool years and consequences in later life. She has also published on early life asthma risk factors in low-income population in the US. For her India Alliance fellowship, she is studying the role of lead, a heavy metal neurotoxin, and particulate matter exposure on preschool children’s cognitive development and early learning in Patna, Bihar where informal recycling of used lead acid batteries is commonplace. She has established collaboration with laboratories in India and the U.S. to build capacities for biomonitoring of trace metals and chemicals to quantify human exposure.