Monica Rana

Monica Rana, PhD

Managing Director


Dr. Monica Rana holds a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Health. She has experience in the field of youth mental health. For her Ph.D. thesis, she worked with youth and their families to understand bullying and its mental health effects and to conduct interventions to reduce bullying perpetration. In addition, she also has experience working with marginalized youth and sexual and gender minority populations. As a South Asian herself, she is also working with ethnic minority youth to understand health disparities among South Asian youth. In her role as a postdoctoral teaching fellow, she is teaching the Health Impacts of Climate Change course. For her future research, she specifically would like to focus on the health disparities among sexual/gender minority youth and across specific ethnocultural groups that experience racism and the role of intersectionality.