Anju Aggarwal

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



PhD International Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
MSc Nutrition, Delhi University (India), 2003
BSc Nutrition, Delhi University (India), 2003



Center for Public Health Nutrition
Box 353410
327 Raitt Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
Senior Behavioral Scientist


Dr. Aggarwal is a Nutritional Epidemiologist. A graduate in International Health from Johns Hopkins University, she is particularly interested in examining underlying drivers of food choices and dietary intakes across high and low/middle income countries. She is interested in identifying strategies to address barriers to healthy eating. She is a leading member of the food environment research team at the Center for Public Health Nutrition at UW, and an active member of the Food Environment Working group led by The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK – an Initiative to conceptualize and expand the food environment research to low and middle-income countries.

Dr. Aggarwal brings expertise and extensive experience in implementing multimillion dollar epidemiological research studies, fostering interdisciplinary and multi-institution collaborations, development of study instruments and protocols, statistical data analyses, and developing peer-reviewed publications for well renowned journals.

Research Areas

Research Interests

Dr. Aggarwal’s current research brings economic and geographic dimensions to the field of nutrition epidemiology. She is focusing on: a) interactions among socioeconomic, psychosocial, and environmental drivers of food choices and their collective impact on diet quality; b) developing novel methods to characterize food environment across high and low/middle income countries in relation to malnutrition; c) leveraging latest technologies to assess diets and health behaviors, and d) cultivating the concept of nutrition resilience in the United States.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Genetic Expression of CYP2B6 Gene in Phenobarbitone Responder and Non- responder Neonates.
(2023 Mar 15)
Indian Pediatr 60(3): 235-236
Yadav K, Batra P, Bhaskar V, Aggarwal A, Banerjee BD, Kumar H, Sharma T

Development and implementation of a sustainable COVID-19 training package for healthcare workers: Experience from a teaching hospital of North India.
(2022 Sep)
J Family Med Prim Care 11(9): 5345-5350
Khan AM, Patra S, Jain AK, Madhu SV, Saxena A, Aggarwal A, Suneja A, Tyagi A, Avasthi R, Singh NP, Shah D, Dhall A, Kalra R, Arora R, Gupta S, Vaney N

Rehabilitation of Phthisis Bulbi using Thick Scleral Shell Prosthesis.
(2022 Jul-Sep)
Int J Appl Basic Med Res 12(3): 217-219
Vijayan A, Aggarwal A, S Khurana PR, Sinha T

Sleep Disorders and Quality of Life in Children with Cerebral Palsy.
(2023 Jun)
Indian J Pediatr 90(6): 560-565
Samota P, Singh A, Aggarwal A, Malhotra R

Effect of trans retinoic acid on patients with oral submucous fibrosis-randomized single-blind monocentric study.
(2021 Sep-Dec)
J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 25(3): 411-416
Gupta A, Kumar S, Srivastava P, Rathi VC, Saxena S, Aggarwal A

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