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Aruna Chandran, MD

Chief of Epidemiologic Services, Baltimore City Health Department

Associate Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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MD , Johns Hopkins University , 2000
MPH , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2004


I am currently serving as Chief of Epidemiologic Services in the Baltimore City Health Department.  My areas of interest include program evaluation, traingulation of city-level databases and data systems strengthening, with topical interests in child injury/violence prevention and improved health surveillance. 

child health, injury, violence, vaccines, pediatrics, epidemiology, baltimore city health department

  • Chandran A, Sousa TRV, Guo Y, Bishai D, Pechansky F, and the Vida no Transito Evaluation Team.  “Road traffic deaths in Brazil: Rising trends in pedestrian and motorcycle occupant deaths.”  Traffic Injury Prevention 2012 Mar; 13 Suppl 1: 11-16.

  • Hijar M, Chandran A, Pérez-Núñez R, Lunnen J, Rodríguez-Hernández JM, Hyder AA“Quantifying the underestimated burden of road traffic mortality in Mexico: A comparison of three approaches.  Traffic Injury Prevention 2012 Mar; 13 Suppl 1: 5-10.

  • F Pechansky and A Chandran.  “Why Don’t Northern Hemisphere Solutions to Drunk Driving work in Southern America?”  Addiction 2012 March; [Epub ahead of print].

  • HK Herbert, AC Lee, A Chandran, I Rudan, AH Baqui.  “Care-seeking for neonatal illness in low and middle income countries:  A systematic review.”  PlosMedicine 2012 Mar; 9(3) [Epub ahead of print]. 

  • Fitzwater SP, Chandran A, Santosham M, Johnson H. “The worldwide impact of the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2012 Feb; [Epub ahead of print].