Who am I?

My name is Nicky Tettamanti. I’m an epidemiology graduate student at Columbia University with an interest in how the social world affects health. Specifically, I am interested in the relationship between gender, sexuality, occupation, and legal structures with health.

First, I utilize social epidemiological methods to understand how gender (expression, norms, etc.) influences mental health outcomes broadly and within gender and sexual minority communities. Further, I attempt to understand how gender-related pathways – such as occupational segregation – relate to gender, sexuality, and health outcomes.

Second, I aim to use legal epidemiology to study law as a factor in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease. I’m particularly interested in laws affecting socioeconomic status, such as predatory financial practices, and the subsequent effects on health, as well as the influence of anti-discrimination laws on the health of gender and sexual minorities.

Resume and Projects

  • Connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • I’m the founder and editor-in-chief of Intervene Upstream, the public health publication for graduate students.
  • I co-manage a research project trying to understand food insecurity and SNAP administration during COVID-19 – COVID SNAP Project. Download the waiver database here.

Articles Published in Popular Press

Tettamanti, N. (2020). Inequity, Domination, and Liberation During COVID-19. Intervene Upstream (the public health publication for graduate students). https://interveneupstream.org/inequity-domination-and-liberation-during-covid-19-1938

Tettamanti, N. (2020). The Epidemiological ABC’s of COVID-19. Intervene Upstream (the public health publication for graduate students). https://interveneupstream.org/the-epidemiological-abcs-of-covid-19-1802

Tettamanti, N. (2020). Digital Literacy for Vocational Rehabilitation — Meeting Modern Technological Employment Demands. Social Work Today. Retrieved from: https://www.socialworktoday.com/news/pp_013020.shtml

Tettamanti, N. (2019). Too Trans for Science: Finding Pride and Community in the Face of Occupational Segregation. Medium.com Publication TheStartup. Retrieved from: https://link.medium.com/hi65Oav7LX

Tettamanti, N. (2018). The Thinning Veil and Humanity in Anatomy. In Training (the Online Peer-reviewed Publication for Medical Students). Retrieved from http://in-training.org/thinning-veil-humanity-anatomy-15633

Interviews and Press

Paul, Timothy S. “How States Expanded Federal Anti-Hunger Program During the Pandemic” Public Health Now | Columbia Public Health https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/how-states-expanded-federal-anti-hunger-program-during-pandemic

Game Play Radio, Eryn Levine. “Episode 58: For the Dungeon! With Nicky Tettamanti – 500 Queer Scientists,” Radio Free Brooklyn. https://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/game-play-radio/ https://megaphone.link/RADIO9644635392

Besche, John. (2020). Supporting Queer Scientists During a Pandemic. Lady Science. https://www.ladyscience.com/essays/supporting-queer-scientists-during-a-pandemic-2020

Disclaimer: My writing and posts represent my personal views and not those of Pager Publications, Columbia University, or other organizations or individuals.