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Nilupa Gunaratna

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health

Courtesy Appointments

Department of Nutrition Science

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity
  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

Department of Public Health Research Area(s)

  • Women’s Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Prevention Science
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Intervention and Implementation Science
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Dr. Nilupa Gunaratna is an Associate Professor of Public Health, with a courtesy appointment in Nutrition Science, at Purdue University.  Her research, teaching, and professional engagement focus on food systems, food security, and nutrition for at-risk populations, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.  Her research specifically aims to develop and evaluate interventions that equitably and sustainably improve food security and nutrition, while promoting rigorous and ethical quantitative methods.


  • PhD, Statistics, 2007, Purdue University
  • MSc, Statistics, 2003, Purdue University
  • MSc, Agronomy, 2002, Purdue University
  • BA, College Scholar Program, 1999, Cornell University


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Current Courses

  • PUBH 51100 - Foundations of Global Health
  • PUBH 59000 - Design and Analysis of Randomized Trials in Public Health

Professional Affiliations

  • Committee on Professional Ethics, American Statistical Association

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