Dr Jayati Das-Munshi studied medicine at University College Medical School, where she also undertook an intercalated BSc in Medical Sociology. She trained in general medicine and then Psychiatry on the Maudsley rotation. She was awarded an MRC Health of Populations fellowship, during which she undertook an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a PHD in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neurosciences. She was awarded a Clinician Scientist Fellowship from the Health Foundation and Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014 (1). She is also an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with South London & Maudsley Trust and runs an outpatient consultation liaison service for older adults with mental and physical health problems at King’s College Hospital.
Jay’s research interests centre on the application of advanced statistical/ epidemiological methodologies to understand ethnic minority and migrant health inequalities. She also has an interest in data linkage and the application of routine data to monitoring and addressing health inequalities. Her current research programme focuses on the reasons behind the much-reduced life expectancy in people with severe mental illnesses, with a focus on ethnic minority physical health inequalities. Her study utilises data from more than 1.0 million electronic health records from primary and secondary care, informed by qualitative interviews with service users, carers and clinicians.
She has completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice in Higher Education and co-leads an MSc module on Applied Statistical Methods in Psychiatric Epidemiology. She teaches across other postgraduate courses at the IOPPN and provides teaching to the GKT Medical School MBBS programme. She was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) in 2017 and has won previous awards from the American Psychosomatic Society.
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