Titiksha Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Titiksha Sharma, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

Department: Division of Epidemiology

Prior Degree(s)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)


Dr. Aderonke Akinkugbe

Capstone Title

The Relationship between socio-cultural factors and depression among the Asian American Population

Awards Received/Special Achievements

The initial months of second year at graduate school was quite challenging. We were told to abruptly terminate our practicum due to COVID-19 and all the classes were converted to virtual. The initial weeks of pandemic were the most difficult. However, slowly things started falling back in place and I eventually received a job offer at VDH in the COVID data team. I also got an opportunity to volunteer at Health Hub through service learning and learned about how health disparities were being addressed. Through this experience, I also got a chance to partner with my colleagues. We made a great team together and were able to win the best presentation.


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