Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Biomedical Genetics

PhD, University of California San Francisco
MS, University of California San Francisco

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Dasgupta is a scientist educator whose significant scholarly contributions center around curriculum design, teaching, and service. She is a Professor of Medicine and an Assistant Dean of Admissions with a demonstrated history of working in a diverse and inclusive higher education environment. Dr. Dasgupta has leveraged her expertise in basic and medical genetics and genomics, graduate education, and medical education to transform and advance the clinical and scientific training of MD and PhD students at Boston University, nationally, and internationally. Her passion for genetics, genomic medicine, diversity and inclusion, and mentoring allow her to serve as a supportive and creative leader in the field.

Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Sciences & Education

Assistant Dean
Boston University School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine
Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2020-2022 Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics: President
2019 Fulbright Specialist
2018 Boston University School of Medicine: Excellence in Educational Scholarship Mentoring
2015 Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics: Second Prize Abstract
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: BUMC Pride Award for Excellence in Equality
2014 Boston University Department of Medicine: Robert Dawson Evans Special Recognition Teaching Award
2014 Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics: First Prize Abstract
2013 Boston University School of Medicine: Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching
2012 Boston University School of Medicine: Faculty Recognition Award
2012 American Society of Human Genetics: Fourth place GenArt award
1999 University of California, San Francisco: Richard Fineberg Memorial Teaching Award

Project Inclusive Genetics: A Non-Directive Counseling Educational Intervention to Combat Disability Implicit Bias in the Pre-Natal Setting
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Northeast Group on Educational Affairs


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  1. Green KA, Wolinsky R, Parnell SJ, Del Campo D, Nathan AS, Garg PS, Kaplan SE, Dasgupta S. Deconstructing Racism, Hierarchy, and Power in Medical Education: Guiding Principles on Inclusive Curriculum Design. Acad Med. 2021 Nov 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34817407
  2. Vaimberg E, Demers L, Ford E, Sabatello M, Stevens B, Dasgupta S. Project Inclusive Genetics: Exploring the impact of patient-centered counseling training on physical disability bias in the prenatal setting. PLoS One. 2021; 16(8):e0255722. PMID: 34352009; PMCID: PMC8341652; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255722;
  3. Dasgupta S. An Anti-Racism Toolkit for the Genetics Educator. Genet Med. 2020 11; 22(11):1911-1912. PMID: 32788666
  4. Dasgupta S, Feldman GL, Powell CM, Toriello HV, Westman J, Wilson WG, Waggoner DJ. Training the next generation of genomic medicine providers: trends in medical education and national assessment. Genet Med. 2020 10; 22(10):1718-1722. PMID: 32555416
  5. Hoffman JD, Thompson R, Swenson KB, Dasgupta S. Complexities of Clinical Genetics Consultation: An Interprofessional Clinical Skills Workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 01 24; 16:10869.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32342009; PMCID: PMC7182040; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10869;
  6. Campion M, Goldgar C, Hopkin RJ, Prows CA, Dasgupta S. Genomic education for the next generation of health-care providers. Genet Med. 2019 11; 21(11):2422-2430. PMID: 31110330
  7. Hyland K, Dasgupta S. Medical genetics and genomics education and its impact on genomic literacy of the clinical workforce. Genet Med. 2019 05; 21(5):1259-1260. PMID: 31048815
  8. Hyland K, Garber K, Dasgupta S. From helices to health: undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics. Per Med. 2019 05 01; 16(3):211-220. PMID: 30489214
  9. Wilcox RL, Adem PV, Afshinnekoo E, Atkinson JB, Burke LW, Cheung H, Dasgupta S, DeLaGarza J, Joseph L, LeGallo R, Lew M, Lockwood CM, Meiss A, Norman J, Markwood P, Rizvi H, Shane-Carson KP, Sobel ME, Suarez E, Tafe LJ, Wang J, Haspel RL. The Undergraduate Training in Genomics (UTRIG) Initiative: early & active training for physicians in the genomic medicine era. Per Med. 2018 05 01; 15(3):199-208. PMID: 29843583; PMCID: PMC6008245; DOI: 10.2217/pme-2017-0077;
  10. Park HY, Berkowitz O, Symes K, Dasgupta S. The art and science of selecting graduate students in the biomedical sciences: Performance in doctoral study of the foundational sciences. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0193901.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29614110; PMCID: PMC5882097; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193901;
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cultural competency
graduate education
medical education

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