Afrouz Azari Anderson

Afrouz Anderson portrait
Afrouz
Anderson
Ph.D.
Program Director

Democracy 2, Suite 200

6707 Democracy Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

Biography

Afrouz Anderson received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in translational biophotonics from the University of California, Davis, and National Institutes of Health. Her doctoral research focused on the application of near-infrared spectroscopy to quantify brain function in children with neurodevelopmental disorders. During postdoctoral research at NIH, she used non-invasive biophotonic methods to examine tissue function, including brain function, in populations with metabolic disorders and to measure placental oxygenation at various stages of pregnancy. As a research scientist, she focused on several aspects of biomedical and imaging research during work for industry and within the non-profit and health care sectors to utilize multi-modality imaging in clinical populations.