My goal is to provide information that empowers people to take charge of their health. So much of the disease that we experience is a result of lifestyles that don't support healthy choices. Even small changes in diet, exercise, and attention to our mental well-being can make big differences."
Anju Goel, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician with over 10 years of experience in the California public health system addressing communicable disease, health policy, health promotion, and disaster preparedness. She previously worked as a county health officer and is currently a public health consultant.
In addition to her work in public health, she currently serves as Director of Professional Development at the American Medical Women's Association. Previous positions included working as a staff physician with a start-up that delivered care to patients in their homes and as a professional editor for medical software.Dr. Goel also conducts pro bono forensic evaluations for asylum seekers as a volunteer for Physicians for Human Rights and provides medical consultation for youth with diabetes in East Africa as a volunteer for Life for a Child.
Dr. Goel graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in biology. She earned her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
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