Minki Chatterji

Minki Chatterji, Ph.D.

Program Officer (Health Scientist Administrator)
Prevention Research Branch
Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5163
Bethesda, MD 20892-9589
Phone: (301) 827-5435

Biographical Summary

Dr. Minki Chatterji, Ph.D., is currently the Program Officer for the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) initiative at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). HBCD is a large-scale multi-site research study to prospectively examine human brain, cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development, and the long-term impacts of pre/postnatal exposure to substances. Dr. Chatterji is also developing a substance use prevention policy research portfolio and oversees several substance use prevention research grants. Before joining NIDA, she was at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) where she was a Scientific Review Officer. Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Chatterji conducted quantitative social science research related to global health programs at Abt Associates, Mathematica Policy Research, the Futures Group, and USAID. She has conducted randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions focused on improving reproductive health and child health outcomes in several low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Chatterji’s areas of expertise are study design, survey development, oversight of quantitative data collection and analysis of data from large, nationally representative datasets. She has worked in several regions of the world including the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Dr. Chatterji holds a Ph.D. in Demography from UC Berkeley. She is a native of upstate NY and the proud mother of three daughters aged 23, 20, and 14. Dr. Chatterji lives with her husband and daughters in Bethesda.