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Meghna Krishnamurthy

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Post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellow
B.S. Biology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Meghna earned her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Public Health from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in May of 2022. At TCNJ, Meghna worked with Dr. Jeffery Erickson to investigate risk factors for SIDS by studying the cardiorespiratory behavior of serotonin-deficient neonatal mice during physiological challenges following developmental nicotine exposure. Additionally, she worked with Dr. Carolina Borges, studying oral health inequities and the role of social capital at the community level. She further completed independent research under the mentorship of Dr. John Pollock, analyzing cross-national media coverage of mental health issues during COVID-19. Her first exposure to research at the NIMH was as a summer intern in 2021. At that time, she worked in the Office of the Clinical Director, studying the role of mental health diagnoses as a predictor of suicide risk in racially diverse samples of medical patients. She joined the Section on Behavioral Neuroscience as a post-baccalaureate IRTA in 2022 as part of a clinical collaboration investigating structural and behavioral consequences of pregnancy on the maternal brain. Meghna enjoys learning new languages, playing the cello, and caring for her houseplants in her free time.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Borges, C. M., & Krishnamurthy, M. (2022). Are We Getting Any Better? A Critical Analysis of Selected Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Indicators in 1999-2004 and 2013-2016, USA. International journal of environmental research and public health19(9), 5250. 


Krishnamurthy, M. & Erickson, J.T. (2022). Assessing the Effects of Developmental Nicotine Exposure on Respiratory Responses to Hypercapnia in Serotonin-Deficient Pet-1 Knockout Mice. Celebration of Student Achievement, Ewing, NJ.

Krishnamurthy, M., Fenske, N., Uhl, A., LoBello, B. & Pollock, J.C. (2022). Cross-national newspaper coverage of mental health during COVID-19: Community structure theory and privileged health access. Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.

Borges, C.M. & Krishnamurthy, M. (2021). Are we getting any better? a critical analysis of selected healthy people 2020 oral health indicators, 1999-2004 and 2013-2014 USA. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, Denver, CO.

Krishnamurthy, M., Lowry, N.J., Mournet, A.M., Farmer, C.A., Pao, M. & Horowitz, L.M. (2021). Association Between Suicide Risk and a Mental Health Diagnosis: An Examination of Medical Patients by Race. The National Institutes of Health Summer Student Poster Day, Bethesda, MD.