Anjali Talwalkar, MD, MPH currently serves as the Interim Senior Deputy Director for the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA) and the Interim Senior Deputy Director for the Community Health Administration (CHA) at the DC Department of Health (DC Health.) In HAHSTA, she is responsible for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, STDs, TB and viral hepatitis, and for the care of persons with these conditions. This is achieved through integrated HIV care and treatment, prevention and intervention services, STD and TB control, surveillance and strategic information, and capacity-building, housing and community partnership. In CHA, she leads the work of the agency to prevent the leading causes of death and disease in the District across the lifespan through the following programmatic areas: food access, food security and nutrition; tobacco control; cancer and chronic disease prevention and control; immunization; oral health; health care access and quality; and family health which includes maternal, perinatal and infant health, early childhood health and development, and child, adolescent, and school health.
Her prior experience includes work at the federal, state and local levels. She previously held the roles of Principal Senior Deputy Director of DC Health and Senior Deputy Director for CHA. She has served as Medical Officer at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, Deputy Director for Policy and Programs for the Community Health Administration at DC Health, and Director of Asthma Programs and Director of Program Development for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Harlem District Public Health Office. Dr. Talwalkar received an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency in preventive medicine and public health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.