Skip to navigation menu

Skip to main content

Health & Behavior Studies
Teachers College, Columbia University
teachers college logo columbia univertsity logo

Health & Behavior Studies

Faculty Feature > Welcome to new professor, Sonali Rajan

Welcome to new professor, Sonali Rajan

The Health and Behavior Studies department welcomes new professor Sonali Rajan to the Health Education program.

Educational Background:

  • B.S. Biological Engineering, Cornell University (2005)
  • M.S. Applied Statistics, Teachers College, Columbia University (2011)
  • Ed.D. Health and Behavior Studies/Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University (2010)
  • Post-Doctoral Training, Behavioral Sciences, National Development and Research Institutes (2010 - 2012)

Scholarly Interests:

Child and adolescent health risk behaviors; School health program development and evaluation; Emotion regulation assessment and monitoring among high-risk youth

Selected Publications:

Simmons, J., Rajan, S., & McMahon, J. (2012).  Retrospective accounts of injection initiation in intimate partnerships. International Journal of Drug Policy, published online.

Rajan, S. & Basch, C. (2012). Fidelity of after-school program implementation targeting adolescent youth: Identifying successful curricular and programmatic characteristics. Journal of School Health, 82(4), 159-165.

Zhang, Q., Cuartas, E., Mehta, N., Gilligan, J., Ke, H.Z., Saltzman, W.M., Kotas, M., Ma, M., Rajan, S., Chalouni, C., Carlson, J., & Vignery, A. (2008). Replacement of bone marrow by bone in rat femurs: the bone bioreactor.  Tissue Engineering, 14(2), 237-246.