Yilin Yoshida, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

School or College
School of Medicine

Education & Affiliations

Post Doctoral Fellow, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
PhD, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (major) and Epidemiology (minor), Louisiana State University School of Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana
MPH, Global Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA


Dr. Yilin Yoshida is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Section of Endocrinology & Metabolism at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is a chronic disease epidemiologist. Dr. Yoshida research interests and expertise include diabetes epidemiology, sex differences in cardiometabolic disease, women’s health, and sex differences in COVID-19. Dr. Yoshida’s current research seeks to understand biobehavioral mechanisms underlying women’s excessive cardiovascular risk in diabetes.

Dr. Yoshida is a BIRCWH scholar (NIH K12) at Tulane. She was an awardee of the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS) Pilot grant in 2021. Dr. Yoshida’s research was also supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Yoshida joined Tulane University in June 2019. Before that, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WyrziHQAAAAJ&hl=en


  • Epidemiology of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Sex differences
  • Women’s health
  • Health disparities


Yoshida et al. Early Menopause and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women with or without Type 2 Diabetes: A Pooled Analysis of 9,374 postmenopausal women. Diabetes Care. 2021.
Yoshida et al. Menopausal hormone therapy and risk of cardiovascular events in women with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes: A pooled analysis of 2917 postmenopausal women. Atherosclerosis. 2022.
Yoshida et al. Sex-based clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in New Orleans. Biol Sex Differ. 2021.