Posted on September 14, 2017
In August 2017, Preetha Rajaraman, Ph.D., NCI Center for Global Health, and DCEG special volunteer, was named HHS Health Attaché to India. Dr. Rajaraman has been working in New Delhi for nearly four years directing NCI programs and activities in South Asia. Previously, she was a tenure-track investigator in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch.
The HHS Office of Global Affairs posts and supports health attachés in almost every region of the world. These individuals serve as the main points of contact for global health diplomacy, facilitating relationships between the U.S. government and in-country and regional counterparts to create opportunities for HHS to apply its expertise globally, advance research through collaboration, and contribute to effective health policy.
Dr. Rajaraman received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, with a concentration in cancer and molecular epidemiology. She has a Master’s of Science in environmental health from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an undergraduate degree in biology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.