Dept. of Community Health
574 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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Shalini A. Tendulkar, ScD.
Lecturer, Community Health
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.