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Minki Chatterji covers the Global Health and Cognitive Epidemiology portfolio that includes population aging research initiatives and Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP) projects in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) comparator studies in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to coming to NIA, Minki was at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where she served a Program Officer managing the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) initiative, a large-scale multi-site research study to prospectively examine human brain, cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development, and the long-term impacts of pre/postnatal exposure to substances. Dr. Chatterji also worked at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) where she was the Scientific Review Officer for the Population Sciences Subcommittee. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Chatterji conducted quantitative research related to global health programs at Abt Associates, Mathematica Policy Research, the Futures Group, and USAID.  She has conducted randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions focused on improving reproductive health and child health outcomes in several low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Chatterji’s methodological areas of expertise are study design, survey development, oversight of quantitative data collection and analysis of data from large, nationally representative datasets.  She has worked in several regions of the world including the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia.  Dr. Chatterji holds a Ph.D. in Demography from UC Berkeley.

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