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Anju Aggarwal, PhD, MSc, BSc

Research Associate, Epidemiology

Contact Information
Center for Public Health Nutrition
Box 353410
327 Raitt Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-616-3264

Research Interests
Dr. Aggarwal's research interests are in the area of nutritional epidemiology, obesity and chronic diseases. In particular, she is interested in better understanding of the pathways that may explain socioeconomic disparities in diets and health. Her current research is focusing on examining the role of four A's - access to food environment, availability, affordability and attitudes in determining diet quality and obesity across socioeconomic strata. She is also interested in examining culture-based beliefs and behaviors in relation to diets and health, both in developed and developing countries.

PhD, Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health 2011
MSc, Foods and Nutrition, Delhi University (India) 2003
BSc, Foods and Nutrition, Delhi University (India) 2001

Selected Publications
Black RE et al, Aggarwal A (Contributor). Maternal and Child Under nutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences.  The Lancet 2008; 371:243-260

Drewnowski A, Aggarwal A, Moudon AV. The supermarket gap: How to endure equitable access to healthy, affordable foods. Center for Public Health Nutrition, University of Washington, Research Brief; May 2010.

Monsivais P, Aggarwal A, Drewnowski A. Following federal guidelines to increase nutrient consumption may lead to higher food costs for consumers. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011;30(8):1471-7.

Aggarwal A, Monsivais P, Cook AJ, Drewnowski A. Does diet cost mediate the relation between socioeconomic position and diet quality? Eur J Clin Nutr. 2011;65(9):1059-66.

Aggarwal A, Monsivais P, Drewnowski A. Nutrient intakes linked to better health outcomes are associated with higher diet costs in the US. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37533.

Drewnowski A, Aggarwal A, Hurvitz PM, Monsivais P, Moudon AV. Obesity and supermarket access: proximity or price? Am J Public Health. 2012;102(8):e74-80.

Drewnowski A, Aggarwal A, Hurvitz PM, Monsivais P, Rehm CD, Moudon AV. Drewnowski et al. respond. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(1):e2-3.

Aggarwal A, Cook AJ, Jiao J, Seguin RA, Vernez Moudon A, Hurvitz PM,et al. Access to supermarkets and fruit and vegetable consumption. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(5):917-23.

Aggarwal A, Monsivais P, Cook AJ, Drewnowski A. Positive attitude toward healthy eating predicts higher diet quality at all cost levels of supermarkets. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(2):266-72.

Drewnowski A, Aggarwal A, Rehm CD, Cohen-Cline H, Hurvitz PM, Moudon AV. Environments perceived as obesogenic have lower residential property values. Am J Prev Med. 2014;47(3):260-74.

Drewnowski A, Moudon AV, Jiao J, Aggarwal A, Charreire H, Chaix B. Food environment and socioeconomic status influence obesity rates in Seattle and in Paris. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38(2):306-14.

Monsivais P, Aggarwal A, Drewnowski A. Time spent on home food preparation and indicators of healthy eating. Am J Prev Med (in press). 2014.

Drewnowski A, Aggarwal A, Tang W, Vernez-Moudon A. Residential property values predict prevalent obesity but do not predict 1 year weight change. Obesity (in press). 2014.

Last Reviewed on 12/22/2014

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