Research and Presentations

Shailja is a next generation public health researcher with a medical background. She has been driven towards preventive methods of healthcare since she was a little child which has inspired her to where she stands today, as a doctoral public health candidate. Her current research interest is focused on identifying the risk factors of mental health issues associated with school bullying and behavioral disorders.

In the past, Shailja has examined numerous other health disparities such as intimate partner violence, infant mortality, community based participatory research, and nutrition gaps that lead to increased chronic diseases. She continues to advocate for causes close to her heart by presenting at state and national level conferences.

Explore her research below - including her most recent presentation at the American Public Health Association.


APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals. Nearly 14,000 attendees from around the world gather each year to present, learn and find inspiration in research.


November 11, 2018

San Diego, california

This research is focused on the relationship between bullying victimization and binge drinking in U.S. adolescents and the role of depression in mediating these associations.


November 3, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

This study examined dietary patterns of Hmong populations in the US and associations with obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases.