Mariyam Shaikh

Thesis title: Associations between Pregnancy Intention and Post-partum Depression in a multi-state US Population

Track: Maternal and Child Health track

Research interests: Maternal morbidity/mortality, Maternal mental health, high-risk pregnancy outcomes, Adverse childhood experiences

Plans post-graduation: Hope to work with the State/County/City Department of Health or a Research institute

Advice for students: Start exploring your research interests early on, and don’t shy from reaching out to faculty members or your peers for help. We are all in this together!

Favorite memory: The Epi student orientation/reception where we played the “Getting to know you Bingo”. Probably the last in-person event we had pre-covid!