Ekta Choudhary, PhD, MPH

Ekta Choudhary

Lead, ICRC Unit, Program Implementation and Evaluation Branch, Division of Injury Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Public health emergency response
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Public health practice and surveillance
  • Population monitoring

Ekta Choudhary, PhD, MPH, leads the Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) Program at the Program Implementation and Evaluation Branch, in the Division of Injury Prevention in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  In this role, Dr. Choudhary provides technical support to manage all research, training, and outreach activities performed by ICRCs. CDC funded ICRCs study as a way to prevent injuries and violence and to work with community partners to put research findings into action. The ICRC Program forms a national network of ten comprehensive academic research centers that focus on three core functions—research, training, and outreach.

Dr. Choudhary joined CDC in 2009 as an epidemic intelligence service officer. Before joining NCIPC, Dr. Choudhary was a Senior Service Fellow at the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). At NCEH, she provided expertise in disaster preparedness and response, environmental health, radiation epidemiology, situation awareness planning, surveillance, and population monitoring during a radiological event.

She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in public health sciences from West Virginia University.