Dr Jessica Gong

United Kingdom
Jess Gong portrait photo

Honorary Senior Fellow

Dr Jessica Gong is an honorary Senior Fellow in the Women’s Health Program at The George Institute for Global Health, UK, in partnership with Imperial College London. She is also a Research Fellow in data science and epidemiology at University College London.

Jessica completed her PhD at The George Institute for Global Health, focusing on understanding the sex differences in dementia and cognitive decline. After the completion of her PhD, Jessica continues her research in characterising the molecular signatures of the exposome, including environmental, social, and biomedical factors, to better understand the mechanisms involved in dementia and brain-related outcomes, using high-dimensional and large-scale datasets. Jessica’s broad research interests include brain health, equity in health data, omics, and causal inference.

Jessica has previously worked as a data consultant for the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Western Pacific region. Jessica also worked on research projects in brain health, neuroscience, and health equity at various research institutes around the world, including the Karolinska Institutet, Columbia University, World Health Organization Europe, and the University of Melbourne. Jessica has an MSc in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne