I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF, and have worked with the MASALA cohort since 2012.  My research focus is on the role of nutrition in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, especially in minority women. To date, my work with MASALA has  characterized the prevalent dietary patterns in this population, and examined their associations with risk factors for cardiometabolic disease. These investigations inform my ultimate goal: to design nutritional interventions to enhance the prevention of these chronic diseases in women throughout the life course.