Swapna Dave has a medical degree from India with a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has extensive experience working on qualitative and quantitative as well as Community Based Research in the field of public health for about 10 years. She has been managing multiple NIH funded research projects focused on cardiovascular health in minorities including the MASALA study. She is the project manager on the MASALA study for Northwestern site and finds working on the MASALA study personally as well as professionally fulfilling and is happy to make a difference in her community. Swapna also serves on the Skokie Board of Health and actively works towards a goal of improving health for the community.