School of Public Health

Aggarwal, Anju

Anju Aggarwal

Acting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


PhD Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
MSc Foods and Nutrition, Delhi University (India), 2003
BSc Foods and Nutrition, Delhi University (India), 2001

Contact Info

Center for Public Health Nutrition
Box 353410
327 Raitt Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-616-3264

Dr. Aggarwal is a Nutrition Epidemiologist with expertise in nutrition and biostatistics. Her academic background is in International Health and Nutrition. Her research deals with in-depth understanding of the psychosocial and environmental-level barriers in relation to nutrition-problems in the developed and the developing world. She brings expertise and experience in developing NIH grant proposals, managing nutrition projects at the national and international level, and statistical analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.

Research Interests

Dr. Aggarwal’s current research focuses on interplay among food-related attitudes and cultural-based beliefs, nutrition economics, and the use of built environment in explaining diet and health disparities in the US. She is also interested in examining these interactions in the context of the dual burden of malnutrition in developing countries.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Aggarwal is a Co-instructor for Nutr 529B course: Nutrition Research Design. Also, she actively serves as a guest speaker for Nutrition courses, and mentor Masters Students for their thesis projects.


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