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Dept. of Community Health
574 Boston Avenue
Suite 208
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.5445
Fax: 617.627.3072
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Shalini A. Tendulkar, ScD.

Lecturer, Community Health

Biography

Shalini A. Tendulkar received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her Masters and Doctorate in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Shalini is also currently a Research and Evaluation Scientist at the Institute for Community Health in Cambridge, MA an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and holds adjunct appointments at the Simmons School of Social Work and the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Tendulkar's work spans multiple content areas and utilizes diverse approaches to understanding and addressing population health issues.

Dr. Tendulkar is particularly committed to community based participatory research and has extensive experience conducting research and evaluation in collaboration with community and academic partners. Shalini is also committed to working with partners to address racial, ethnic and other health disparities. In this effort she works collaboratively with her partners to develop research and evaluation capacity as they seek to build the evidence for their community based programming to improve the health and mental health of racial and ethnic minorities.

Shalini's work has privileged her with the opportunity to work on a range of health disparity topics from men's health disparities to mental health disparities in Asian populations in diverse settings from community based organizations and community health centers to academic organizations. This interest was recognized when Dr. Tendulkar received a Loan Reimbursement Award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Development in 2009 for her health disparities work in Massachusetts. Dr. Tendulkar has published her research and evaluation work in peer-reviewed journals and presented extensively in local and national settings, often in collaboration with her community partners. Shalini is also particularly committed to student mentorship and training and has engaged numerous graduate and undergraduate students in her project work over the years.