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Possessing a strong background in biochemical research, Amrita Vavilikolanu has contributed to research efforts at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore since 2008. Vavilikolanu joined the institution as a Research Program Assistant in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. Still functioning in this capacity, she focuses her attention on a longitudinal investigation known as the MIND at Home Study, which seeks to improve the care of elderly citizens with memory disorders. In late 2011, Amrita Vavilikolanu also assumed responsibility as the Research Program Coordinator in the Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, where she leads an Alzheimer’s Association Development Study. Aside from firsthand research, Vavilikolanu facilitates additional projects and streamlines administrative responsibilities at the institution. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, Amrita Vavilikolanu presided as the Residence Director for the Exploration Summer Senior Program in New Haven, Connecticut. In this position, she worked with senior high school girls to develop communication and crisis management skills. Vavilikolanu gained her initial professional experience with AmeriCorps-CHCANYS, where she served as the School Health Educator and Outreach Programmer. Working in conjunction with local health professionals and organizations, Amrita Vavilikolanu designed a comprehensive health program for two elementary schools in the South Bronx, including workshops for parents. Amrita Vavilikolanu laid the groundwork for her career at Denison University, where she studied biochemistry and belonged to the Denison Chemical Society. Committed to maximizing her education, she contributed to the institution as a chemistry librarian, resident assistant, teacher’s assistant, and a tutor. In addition, Vavilikolanu acted as the Vice President of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society, participated in the Leadershape Program, and studied for a semester at the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano in Santiago, Chile. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

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Aug 2011Present

Research Program Coordinator

Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, Johns Hopkins University


Jan 2003Jan 2007


Denison University