Priya Gandhi joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2015 as a research associate in the Research-Evaluation-Learning (REL) Unit. In this role, she collaborates with REL leadership and officers to develop and manage research initiatives and evaluations, including two RWJF signature research programs, Health Data for Action and Policies for Action, and the Culture of Health Progress Report. She is incredibly appreciative of this unique opportunity to collaborate with research generators and users from an array of sectors to address the complex factors that impact health and well-being, and to support the translation and dissemination of evidence to diverse stakeholders.
Previously, Gandhi worked to address health and health care issues in the greater Pittsburgh region during her academic career through multiple channels, including serving as a research assistant in the Social and Decision Sciences Department at Carnegie Mellon University and as a Jonas Salk Fellow at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
Gandhi holds a Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, where she served as a Charpie Scholar, contributing to the campus and local communities through civic engagement and other leadership activities. She also received a Training Certificate in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In her leisure time, Gandhi enjoys exploring new cities and taking cooking classes. She also loves to read and watch basketball.