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Kunwal N

- Research Program Mentor

Industry expert at Boston University


medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, social determinants of health, health equity, first-generation student outcomes in graduate school, first episode psychosis, mental illness


My interests are in women's health, global health, mental illness and first psychosis episodes, social determinants of health, health equity, and outcomes of first-generation students in graduate school. In my free time, I like to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors or trying new foods. Otherwise, you can find me at home with my cat and a good book or curled up with some coffee and the newest Netflix craze.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Differential outcomes of first psychosis based on income levels

This would be a retrospective study examining the outcomes of first psychosis episodes based on income levels of the patients. My hypothesis is that due to both better resources (income, health insurance, better familial and social supports, etc.) of higher income patients, their first psychotic episodes would lead to better resolution and better life outcomes than patients from lower socioeconomic statuses.

Languages I know

Urdu, intermediate, Punjabi, intermediate, Spanish, beginner

Teaching experience

I have 15 years of teaching experience as a tutor for the SHSAT, PSAT, SAT, MCAT, and USMLE examinations. Additionally, I have experience working with students with special needs (ASD, isolated learning delay, IEP programs).


Work experience

MD Prep and Consulting (2021 - Current)
Varsity Tutors (2021 - Current)
Boston University School of Medicine (2016 - 2021)
Student research, multiple projects
Citizen Schools (2013 - 2013)
Citizen teacher


Hunter College CUNY
BA Bachelor of Arts (2013)
Boston University

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