MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004
MD, Johns Hopkins University, 2000
Dr. Chandran is a social epidemiologist, interested in applying epidemiologic methods to address the influences of socioeconomic and place-based factors on health outcomes. She is part of a team evaluating the effectiveness of a demonstration project aimed to improve HIV prevention and treatment for vulnerable populations in Baltimore City. She is also a member of the data analysis center responsible for the airway-associated outcomes protocols and analyses for the Environmental Influences on Child Health project. In addition, she is a co-investigator for the data management and analysis center for the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a nationwide cohort study of HIV-infected and uninfected women. Her interest is in applying epidemiologic methods to address health disparities and inequities through analyzing and addressing social determinants of health. Dr. Chandran served for two years as the Chief of Epidemiologic Services at the Baltimore City Health Department.
Dr. Chandran has experience in coordinating and conducting surveillance studies, program evaluations, and clinical trials in numerous low and middle income countries. Her topical areas of study have included child injury and violence prevention, HIV and other infectious disease surveillance and monitoring, as well as vaccines and nutritional interventions for childhood upper and lower respiratory infections. As a pediatrician, Dr. Chandran's clinical practice has centered around childhood emergency and urgent care. She is involved in teaching introductory epidemiology courses both at the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine.
Honors and Awards
2004 Elected Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Chapter, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health