Sashwati Roy, PhD, MS

Dr. Sashwati Roy completed her PhD at the University of Kuopio, Finland, and post-doc at the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Before joining the McGowan Institute and the University of Pittsburgh, she was a professor of surgery and the Director of Clinical Research at Indiana University Health Wound Care.

Her research interests include wound inflammation, mechanisms of resolution of diabetic wound inflammation/infection, tissue repair, and cellular plasticity.

Dr. Roy’s focus is on biofilm infection, inflammation, and macrophage biology in chronic wounds¾more specifically diabetic ulcers¾and has over 225 peer-reviewed publications. She has led multiple funded programs on prosthesis and residual limb health. Dr. Roy’s research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), as well as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Dr. Roy has served as a permanent member of the NIH’s Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Trauma Study Section (SAT). In addition, she routinely serves as a reviewer for multiple other NIH, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and DoD study sections. She has also served the Wound Healing Society (WHS) in various capacities during the past decade, including as president from 2018 to 2019.

View a list of Dr. Roy’s publications here.