Anu Pejavara, MPH
Lead Behavioral Scientist, DNPAO, CDC
Anu Pejavara, MPH is a Lead Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) at CDC and serves as the Team Lead for the Program Evaluation Team. In this role, she leads a multidisciplinary group of evaluators and scientists to provide guidance and technical assistance to 62 state, tribal, and community grantees to improve their physical activity and nutrition environments. Ms. Pejavara was instrumental in designing DNPAO’s current cooperative agreements in addition to leading the development of the NOFO implementation guides and evaluation tools. Ms. Pejavara has championed and designed training that enables recipients to evaluate their funded efforts and translate data to share with key stakeholders through plain language summaries, peer-reviewed publications, and success stories.