Dr. Taneja is a scientist in the National Children's Study Program Office. She earned her MA and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received additional training in public health and epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. Her previous professional experiences include working as a fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and studying pre-kindergarten programs and working at Westat on a large federal study on adults with psychiatric disabilities. She joined NICHD in 2001 as an Intramural Research Training Fellow, where she studied childhood injuries. In 2008 she joined the National Children's Study Program Office and has served in many capacities. She is currently a member of the Study Content Team and oversees protocol development in the areas of neurodevelopment, social emotional development and mental health.