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Shalmali Bane

Shalmali Bane (she/her) is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health in the School of Medicine. Her area of focus is reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, and she is advised by Dr. Suzan Carmichael, and Dr. Julia Simard. Shalmali grew up in India and received a biology degree from Stanford, with a focus in Neurobiology. Prior to graduate school, she was a healthcare consultant with the Analysis Group, where she had the privilege of working with several community-based organizations in Haiti through the company’s pro bono practice. These experiences galvanized her interest in community-engaged epidemiology and reproductive health, leading her to Dr. Carmichael’s lab and the RAISE fellowship. She is passionate about reproductive health equity and the inclusive study of pregnancy. She aims to meld all of these experiences together in her current work: applying rigorous epidemiological methods to study how factors like socially determined race/ethnicity and socio-economic position impact the experiences of birthing persons. Outside of work, Shalmali enjoys sewing, video games, post-workout endorphins, and puzzles of all kinds.