Title: Assistant Professor
Company: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Usha Govindarajulu, PhD, Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine and higher education.
With more than 20 years of professional experience in the fields of medicine and academia, Dr. Govindarajulu has been serving as an assistant professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center since 2013. Prior to this position, she held the roles of instructor of medicine and biostatistician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard University from 2007 to 2012, a member of the research faculty at Yale University from 2006 to 2007, a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Public Health at Harvard University from 2004 to 2006, and an instructor at Boston University from 2001 to 2004. She commenced her career as a research assistant II at the University of Michigan, followed by an environmental management fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
To prepare for her illustrious career, Dr. Govindarajulu pursued a formal education, receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in 1993. She followed this accomplishment with a Master of Science from the University of Michigan in 1995, a second Master of Science from The George Washington University in 1999, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University in 2004. A contributor of articles to esteemed journals, she has maintained membership with the American Statistical Association and the Phi Delta Gamma Honor Society.
In recognition of her exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Govindarajulu was the recipient of the Professional Development Award from United University Professions in 2017, the Best Event Award in 2008, the Young Researcher Award from the National Science Foundation in 2007, and the Student Paper Award from the International Biometric Society in 2002. However, the highlight of her career was being interviewed by Public Health Minute as a result of the publication of her recent articles.
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