Priya Gandhi joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in June 2015 as a research associate in the Foundation’s Research-Evaluation-Learning Unit. In this role she assists in developing and guiding research initiatives and evaluations. She views her work as “an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with researchers from diverse disciplines to address the complex factors that impact health and well-being,” and is passionate about translating evidence to make it actionable.
Previously, Gandhi served as a Jonas Salk Fellow with the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in Pittsburgh. As a fellow, she worked with a group of healthcare professionals to identify solutions to address campus rape and sexual assault in the greater Pittsburgh region. Gandhi has completed multiple internships in the health field, and has served as a student research assistant at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Risk Perception and Communication.
Gandhi earned both a BS in Policy and Management and a MS in Health Care Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. As an undergrad, she served as a Charpie Scholar, working to substantively contribute to the campus and the greater Pittsburgh communities through leadership activities and civic engagement.
A native of Long Island, N.Y. she now resides in Philadelphia, Pa. In her leisure time she enjoys taking cooking classes and exploring new cities.