Dr. Anuraj Shankar

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Nutrition Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Anuraj H. Shankar, D.Sc. is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, in Boston USA. He completed his doctoral degree in immunology at Harvard University in 1993 and began a career aimed at integrating basic science, public health, and human development.

He has served on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and worked with Helen Keller International as Regional Advisor-Asia/Pacific and Director of Biomedical Sciences and Programmatic Research in Indonesia, and served as Coordinator of Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Department of Making Pregnancy Safer at WHO/Geneva.

He has conducted large scale field research and advised on program activities in multiple countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, and is widely published in scientific journals on immunology, infectious disease, nutrition, and maternal and infant health. Dr. Shankar brings a unique perspective based on diverse knowledge and over 30 years of international experience.