Maitreyi Mazumdar MD MPH

Maitreyi Mazumdar, MD, MPH

Assistant in Neurology

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, Harvard Medical School

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"I believe that paying careful attention to the details of history provided by children and their families is the most important skill a neurologist can develop."

Medical Services


  • Neurology
  • Epidemiology


  • Neurology


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Mandarin Chinese
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Maitreyi Mazumdar MD MPH

Why I entered medicine 

I observed that doctors often play an important role in a family’s life, often at a time that is particularly stressful for the family. I thought that as a doctor, I could use my own particular skills – my knowledge of science – to be a resource for families during difficult times.

Experience and Education



Yale University, 1991

New Haven, Connecticut


M.P.H., Tufts University School of Medicine, 1997

Boston, Massachusetts

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, 1997

Boston, Massachusetts

Graduate School

MSc,Epidemiology-Harvard School of Public Health, 2006

Boston, Massachusetts


Pediatric-New England Medical Center, 2000

Boston, Massachusetts

Chief Residency

Pediatrics-New England Medical Center, 2001

Boston, Massachusetts


Child Neurology Residency - Boston Children's Hospital , 2004

Boston, MA


Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, 2006

Boston, Massachusetts


Interdisciplinary Training Program in Neurotoxicology Research, Harvard School of Public Health, 2008

Boston, Massachusetts


  • American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Professional History

My current research program studies the associations between environmental arsenic exposure and neural tube defects, a particular group of birth defects that involve the developing brain and spinal cord.  The study of neural tube defects provides a unique opportunity to learn about the complex interaction between environment, genes, and nutrition, and their combined effects on the developing nervous system. The long-range goals of my research program are 1) to develop novel screening strategies, appropriate for use in resource poor settings, to identify populations at high risk of neural tube defects, 2) to direct the development of more effective, mechanism-based preventive interventions for neural tube defects and 3) to test whether the biological pathways discovered linking nutrition, environmental hazards and neural tube defect risk are also involved in less severe neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Currently, this NIH-supported research takes place among infants and children in Bangladesh, a country grappling with the largest arsenic epidemic in world history.

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