Karishma Lachhwani is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Health and Societies with a concentration in Global Health and minoring in Health Care Management. Karishma plans to go to medical school and hopes to become a doctor with a public health perspective. Her goal is to help design community-based interventions in addition to practicing medicine. She is also interested in how biomedicine is adapted to treat non-western communities, nutrition, and food policy.
During SUMR, Karishma is working on a project at the Psychology of Eating and Consumer Health (PEACH) lab with Dr. Christina Roberto. The project examines and evaluates the impact of different warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages relative to standard calorie labels on purchasing and consumption behaviors.
Outside of research, Karishma enjoys cooking new recipes, drawing, and reading. She is also an avid rock-climber who loves all things outdoors.