Research Assistant Professor
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Dr. Vijaya Kancherla is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She also works as an epidemiologist at the Center for Spina Bifida Prevention at Emory University. Dr. Kancherla has received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa, and post-doctoral training as Pierre Decouflé Fellow at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her current work includes neural tube defects surveillance, risk factors and health outcomes research, prevention, and policy. She serves on various research national and international committees examining neural tube defects epidemiology and global prevention strategies for these birth defects. She is an affiliate member of the International Clearinghouse on Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (ICBDSR), member of the Public Affairs Committee of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (SBDRP), and a consultant to the to the WHO Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and the Nutrition International’s Folate Task Team.