Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj, DrPH, MPH, is a Assistant Teaching Professor at The George Washington University (GW) Milken Institute School of Public Health. Nitasha received a B.A. in Health Care Administration and Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1999. She also received a Masters in Public Health and Doctorate of Public Health from The George Washington University (GWU). It was at GWU that she realized her passion for working with communities to design, implement, and evaluate interventions and programs aimed at improving the development and well-being of girls and women. Her research focuses on the evaluation of domestic violence, youth development, family violence, girls’ empowerment, and gender sensitization programs in the U.S. and in India. She currently evaluates the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the Clinical and Translational Institute at Children’s National Hospital and GWU, and a gender-sensitization program in India and Nepal. Dr. Nagaraj teaches courses on Evaluation, Reproductive Health and a Senior Seminar. She is also the Faculty Practicum Co-Director for the MPH@GW program at Milken Institute School of Public Health. Dr. Nagaraj is an Executive Board Member for Global India Fund and the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP).