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Jyotsna Jagai

Program Officer, Fellows

Jyotsna Jagai


Jyotsna reviews and develops MacArthur Fellows nominations in science, engineering, and math, with a focus on applied areas. She also supports the Fellows program’s engagement with experts in applied STEM disciplines. Additionally, she contributes to ongoing and new initiatives within the Foundation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jyotsna worked in research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Chicago.

Jyotsna has a Bachelor and Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and University of California, San Diego, respectively. Additionally, she received a Master’s in Public Health and a PhD in environmental Epidemiology from Tufts University.

Jyotsna is active with the American Public Health Association and the Society for Epidemiological Research.

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