Dr. Sundararajan is an Assistant Professor in the Weill Cornell Department of Emergency Medicine and Weill Cornell Center for Global Health. Her research focuses on understanding the healthcare-seeking trajectory, and identifying barriers to biomedical care, for both children and adults low resource settings. She has conducted mixed methods research on these topics in India, Mozambique, Uganda, and Tanzania. Her current work is funded by NIH/NIMH and focuses on expanding access to HIV services among communities who utilize traditional medicine.
Dr. Sundararajan's research interests include medical pluralism, structural violence, health disparities, and implementing behavioral interventions. She mentors trainees interested in developing careers in global health research, particularly supporting women in emergency medicine. Dr. Sundararajan previously served as the Director of the UCSD Global Health Academic Concentration at the UCSD School of Medicine. She was recognized for exceptional mentorship by the UCSD Emergency Medicine Residency as well as the UCSD Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.

Dr. Sundararajan is a board-certified Emergency Physician, and medical anthropologist. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, M.D. training at New York University School of Medicine, and Emergency Medicine residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women's Hospital. She works clinically at NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Speaking Topics

  • EMS and Disaster Medicine
  • Global Health, Medical Anthropology, Behavioral Science Research, Medical Pluralism