Prema Bhattacharjee, M.P.H.
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Contact Information

Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E122, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
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  • M.P.H. - Epidemiology
    Louisiana State University
  • B.S. - Public Health/English
    Xavier University of Louisiana


Prema Bhattacharjee, M.P.H. is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow in EGRP's Environmental Epidemiology Branch (EEB). In this capacity, she assists with the coordination and management of high impact research projects related to the human microbiome, early-life risk factors, infectious agents, health disparities, social determinants of health, and other environmental exposures, and their relationship to cancers. She also assists with efforts related to future funding opportunities for the extramural research community and supports the Branch through a variety of initiatives and activities.

Ms. Bhattacharjee is particularly interested in health equity, health disparities, social determinants of health, maternal and child health, and cancer screening, prevention, treatment planning, and outcomes.

Prior to joining EGRP, Ms. Bhattacharjee was a student researcher at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Science in New Orleans, LA. In this position, she recruited pregnant women from a hospital clinic for a study of nutrition and pregnancy outcomes; planned and participated in epidemiological studies; performed a literature review of folic acid and pregnancy outcomes; and calculated, interpreted, and incorporated adjusted estimates of association between social determinants of health and health inequities including socioeconomic position, racism, social support, neighborhood-level effects, and life course measures.

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