Research Fellows

Farah Qureshi

Research Fellow

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Qureshi is a social epidemiologist studying the childhood origins of chronic disease. Her research examines (1) whether early psychosocial assets (e.g., psychological well-being, positive family relationships, social capital) help young people sustain optimal health states over time, and (2) the extent to which the social patterning of early assets contributes to cardiovascular health disparities in adulthood. Her work adds to a growing body of literature exploring the dynamic interplay between young people's social environments, mental health, and physiology, and their implications for health across the lifespan.

BA, 2008, Writing Seminars
Johns Hopkins University

MHS, 2010, Child and Adolescent Health
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

ScD, 2019, Social Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

Postdoc, 2022, Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

Julis B. Richmond Fellowship2017-2018
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Rose Traveling Fellowship2017-2017
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dissertation Award2017-2017
Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness

Telomere Research Network Pilot Award2020-2021
Tulane University