PhD Data Lead + Research Assistant
Amrit Baral is a second-year Ph.D. student in the epidemiology program at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from China and worked as a Physician for several years in Nepal. Amrit is one of the founding members of Dirghayu Nepal, a non-profit agency committed to providing education and healthcare to the underprivileged population in rural Nepal. Upon graduation with a Master of Public Health degree from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania, he worked as Disease Surveillance and Investigation Specialist at the Chester County Health Department in Pennsylvania.
Amrit’s areas of research interests include HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and the endocannabinoid system- specifically the effects of cannabis and cannabinoids in human bio-physiology and organ systems. He is a staunch advocate for a holistic approach to healing ailments and is immensely passionate about exploring the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids and other plant medicine such as psychedelics for various diseases and conditions.
Currently, he serves as a Research Assistant/Data Lead for the Herbal Heart Study. Amrit cherishes the opportunity of learning from and assisting Dr. Vidot in her Cannabis and Psychedelics research. Moreover, he is committed to further enhancing and building upon Dr. Vidot’s research work.