Jithin Sam Varghese

Global Diabetes Research Center, Emory University.


Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

I am an Assistant Research Professor at the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center and Hubert Department of Global Health. I currently co-lead the EGDRC Diabetes Translational Accelerator to support PhD students and Advisors in launching their dissertation as a startup.

Student Opportunities

My current projects are on the projects page. I enjoy working with driven and curious Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral students. Given the nature of the projects I work on, some prior coursework and demonstrating proficiency in programming is ideal. I am happy to meet and discuss how we can work together.

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Experience and Training

2023 -      Assistant Research Professor, Emory University

2022 - 2023  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Emory University

2018 - 2022  Nutrition and Health Sciences Doctoral Program, Emory University

2015 - 2018  Research Analyst, St. John's Research Institute

2014 - 2015  Junior Consultant, IMS Health

2009 - 2014  Dual Degree, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras

As part of my PhD, I studied how wealth over the life course is associated with cognition and health (physical, mental, socio-emotional) in low- and middle-income countries. My work used data from the COHORTS collaboration, a consortium of six birth cohorts from five LMICs.

As part of my Postdoctoral Fellowship, I worked with Global Diabetes Research Center on three topics: diabetes subphenotypes, long COVID (post-acute sequelae) and cardiometabolic disease care continuum.

selected publications


  1. New
    Advancing diabetes surveillance ecosystems: a case study of India.
    Jithin Sam Varghese, Emily N Peterson, Mohammed K. Ali, and 1 more author
    The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 2024
  2. New
    The association of hypertension among married Indian couples: a nationally representative study.
    Jithin Sam Varghese, Arpita Ghosh, Aryeh D. Stein, and 2 more authors
    Scientific Reports, 2024
  3. New
    Compliance with eye and foot preventive care in people with self-reported diabetes in Latin America and the Caribbean: Pooled, cross-sectional analysis of nine national surveys.
    Rodrigo M Carillo Larco, Wilmer C Guzman-Vilca, Jithin Sam Varghese, and 4 more authors
    Primary Care Diabetes, 2024


  1. Spousal concordance of hypertension among middle-aged and older heterosexual couples around the world: evidence from studies of aging in the United States, England, China, and India.
    Jithin Sam Varghese, Peiyi Lu, Daesung Choi, and 4 more authors
    Journal of the American Heart Association, 2023
  2. National estimates of the adult diabetes care continuum in India, 2019-2021.
    Jithin Sam Varghese, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Pascal Geldsetzer, and 8 more authors
    JAMA Internal Medicine, 2023