Karuna Meda
LATEST POSTS BY Karuna Meda
How Do We Improve Awareness About Menstruation and Period Poverty?
Conversations around menstrual health may combat stigma and improve equal access to period products.
The Science Behind Forensic Drug Analysis
Forensic toxicologists work across the medical and criminal legal systems to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of drugs in the U.S.
Solving the Mystery of Knee Pain
A physical therapist works to understand why knee pain affects some people and not others — and how to treat it.
Jefferson Investigates: Mitochondrial DNA, Transgender Care, Menstrual Equity
New research explores how mitochondrial genetic material is inherited; improving culturally competent care for transgender patients; and the lack of menstrual supplies in prison.
Jefferson Investigates: Maternal Death, Traumatic Brain Injury and Cellular Identity
How a common antibiotic can reduce sepsis during labor, how confidence can help memory recovery after traumatic brain injury, and how cells pass identity down to daughter cells.
How Can Occupational Therapists Help People With Long COVID?
With a lack of validated rehabilitation interventions for people with long COVID, occupational therapy could help patients get their lives back to normal.
Creating a Network of Green Spaces in Urban Areas
Working with communities to develop high-quality outdoor spaces that improve environmental, social and physical health.
An Aggressive Advocate for Passive Construction
How to build more efficient, passive homes – those that take advantage of natural and recycled warming and cooling through design and engineering – for the masses.
Teaching Writers to Respond to the World Around Them
Taking a rhetorical approach to helping English Language Learners become better writers.
“Beyond the Bench” – A Journey Through Science Mysteries
From detective shows to decoding genetic data - how a Jefferson alum found her way to the world of computational research.
What Is the Residual Impact of Slavery on African American Mental Health?
Understanding generational trauma and how therapists can be trained to help individuals cope.