Anju Goel

Anju Goel, MD, MPH

Medical Expert Board Member
Our board-certified physicians verify the medical accuracy of the articles you read on our site. Learn about our Medical Expert Board.
Physician, Public Health Professional


Public Health, Infectious Disease


Grinnell College, Stanford University School of Medicine, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


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


Anju Goel, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician with over ten 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 for the CDC on the COVID-19 response.

In addition to her work in public health, her 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 a medical software company.

Dr. Goel also conducts pro bono forensic evaluations for asylum seekers as a volunteer for Physicians for Human Rights, provides medical consultation for youth with diabetes in East Africa as a volunteer for Life for a Child, and co-leads the American Medical Women's Association literary medicine task force.


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.

About Verywell Health

Verywell Health, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for reliable, empathetic, and up-to-date health information on medical topics that matter most to you. We reach more than 300 million readers annually. Verywell Health content is fact checked and reviewed by our Medical Expert Board for accuracy and integrity. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

Meet our Medical Expert Board
More From Anju Goel, MD, MPH