Saint Louis University

 Anjali Deshpande


Washington University
School of Medicine


Anjali Deshpande, PhD, MPH received her doctoral degree in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta and her MPH from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Following her doctoral training, she was the senior epidemiologist in the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for 3 years. From September 2003 to June 2008, she was on the faculty of the Department of Community Health at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She joined the faculty in the Division of Health Behavior Research in July 2008. Dr. Deshpande is a member of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, a scholar in the Institute for Public Health, and an epidemiology consultant for the Diabetes Research and Training Center.

Dr. Deshpande's research focuses on the influence of social and environmental determinants on preventive health behaviors such as physical activity and cancer screening. She is particularly interested in the role of pre-existing health conditions on preventive health behaviors, and is also involved in several studies to understand the relationship between contextual factors and health outcomes among cancer survivors.