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Preeta Chidambaran, M.B.,B.S.


HRSA Administrator's award - Outstanding Group Performance - Quality Improvement Team
HRSA Senior Leader Fellow
HRSA Recognition for Workforce Development
CMS Special Achievement Award

Dr. Chidambaran is currently a Medical Officer in the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the Chronic Care Policy Group in Medicare/CMS. From 2010 to 2016, she also served as Medical Officer for Quality at the Bureau of Primary Health Care/Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)/DHHS. Her areas of expertise include quality improvement, team based care, patient engagement, and health policy. At HHS, she has received numerous awards and recognitions including HRSA Administrator’s citation for outstanding group performance in quality improvement in 2012, selected as a HRSA Senior Leader Fellow in 2014, Recognition for HRSA workforce development in 2015 and CMS Special Achievement Award in 2019.

Dr. Chidambaran is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and affiliated to Brigham and Women’s hospital since 2007. She is a board certified internal medicine physician currently practicing Primary Care-Internal Medicine. She also has extensive experience in integrated healthcare delivery and community health. Previously, she worked at Harvard University Health Services in Boston, MA and Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in San Francisco Bay Area. She is the co-founder and Board Member of iLearningEngines/iHealthEngines - a cloud based Education Technology Company focused on Corporate, Patient and Clinician Education.

Dr. Chidambaran received her medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in India. She completed her internal medicine training at Albert Einstein Medical School, NY and Kaiser Permanente in CA. She completed a Health Policy Fellowship from Harvard Medical School and was a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University. She has an MPH in Healthcare Management and Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Available: 04/29/15, Expires: 11/30/22

Clinical Quality Improvement and Health Policy implications in US Healthcare Project Description: Evaluate clinical quality improvement and health policy implications in key clinical areas. This will include analysis of factors impacting health care quality and performance, and developing strategies to improve clinical quality at the patient, provider and system level. Students working on the project can expect to develop expertise in health policy fundamentals and clinical quality improvement. Faculty mentor for this opportunity is Preeta Chidambaran, MD, MPH, an HMS faculty, internal medicine physician, and Medical Officer for CMS/Medicare,Chronic Care Policy Group, in the US Government at HHS. Faculty bio in Harvard Catalyst. Past student project has been selected for HMS Honors thesis. Student role: 1. Identify specific clinical area of interest 2. Develop project proposal 3. Complete independent literature review, stakeholder input and data analysis 4. Develop recommendations for Quality Improvement and Health Policy. Mentorship will be provided throughout project via 1:1 discussions, feedback on documents and overall guidance. Office Hours and contact information available upon request. Both term-time and year-long projects are available.

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  1. Shi L, Lock DC, Lee DC, Lebrun-Harris LA, Chin MH, Chidambaran P, Nocon RS, Zhu J, Sripipatana A. Patient-centered Medical Home capability and clinical performance in HRSA-supported health centers. Med Care. 2015 May; 53(5):389-95. PMID: 25793267.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  2. Moshkovich O, Lebrun-Harris L, Makaroff L, Chidambaran P, Chung M, Sripipatana A, Lin SC. Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening Rates in US Health Centers through Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation. Adv Prev Med. 2015; 2015:182073. PMID: 25685561.
    Citations: 3     
  3. Sally Okun, Stephen C. Schoenbaum, David Andrews, Preeta Chidambaran, Veronica Chollette, Jessie Gruman, Sandra Leal, Beth A. Lown, Pamela H. Mitchell, Carly Parry, Wendy Prins, Richard Ricciardi, Melissa A. Simon, Ron Stock, Dale C. Strasser, C. Edwin Webb, Matthew K. Wynia, Diedtra Henderson. Discussion paper published by Institute of Medicine (IOM). “Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships” - Discussion paper published by Institute of Medicine (IOM). 2014. View Publication.
  4. Ettinger B, Chidambaran P, Pressman A. Prevalence and determinants of osteoporosis drug prescription among patients with high exposure to glucocorticoid drugs. Am J Manag Care. 2001 Jun; 7(6):597-605. PMID: 11439733.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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