Undergraduate Research Program

Neha Krishnam

Neha posing for Husky 100 PhotoMajor: Public-Global Health
Mentor: Suchi Chandrasekaran, OBGYN UW medicine / Pamela Collins, UW DGH Global Mental Health

Contact: nehak3@uw.edu

Current research project: Assessing Barriers to Mental Health Resources in the United States for immigrants


Neha Krishnam is an upcoming senior at the UW, studying Public-Global Health and Writing. She is especially passionate about global health equity and is involved in various research projects in regards to global health. Neha is an aspiring physician and is committed to advocating for equitable, accessible, and affordable medical care for low income, vulnerable populations. Outside of school, Neha enjoys baking, basketball, and travelling.


Translate your work so that we can all understand its importance
The research I do is a qualitative project that studies various barriers to accessing mental health resources for immigrants. I personally am involved in reading and coding interviews, and helping write manuscripts.

When, how, and why did you get involved in undergraduate research?
I got involved in research my fall quarter of my freshman year. At first, I definitely got involved because it was a “highly looked upon activity” for grad schools. I later fell in love with research and found my passion projects. I got involved by simply cold emailing people and labs that I found interesting and from there, was able to meet up in person with my PI’s and talk through additional details.


What advice would you give a student who is considering getting involved in undergraduate research?
100% do it! Research is a great way to find your niche and what you are passionate about. UW is a wonderful place to get involved as it is a huge research institution with leaders in many fields doing great things. I highly recommend getting involved and also don’t be afraid to navigate through different positions to find the project you love the most!