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

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2012
HRSA Administrator's award - Outstanding Group Performance - Quality Improvement Team
2014
HRSA Senior Leader Fellow
2015
HRSA Recognition for Workforce Development
2019
CMS Special Achievement Award
2020
CMS Honor Award for COVID- 19 response

Overview
Dr. Preeta Chidambaran currently serves as a Physician- Medical Officer in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Center for Medicare, Technology, Coding and Pricing Group (TCPG).
Dr. Chidambaran has worked at HHS since 2010 and has served in numerous roles within HHS during the last ten years, as Physician- Medical Officer in the Center for Medicare, Chronic Care Policy Group (CCPG) at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (2016-2020) and as Medical Officer for Quality at Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)/HHS (2010-2016).
Her areas of expertise include quality improvement, team based care, patient engagement, and health policy. At HHS, she has received numerous awards including the CMS Honor Award for COVID- 19 response in 2020, CMS Special Achievement award in 2019, HRSA Administrator’s citation for outstanding group performance in quality improvement in 2012 and recognition for workforce development in 2015. She was selected as a HRSA Senior Leader Fellow in 2014.
Dr. Chidambaran is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s hospital since 2007. She is a board certified internal medicine physician with extensive experience in integrated healthcare delivery and community health. She currently practices internal medicine, primary care in Maryland. 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 Patient, Clinician and Corporate 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 at Harvard Medical School and was a California Endowment Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University. She also received an MPH in Healthcare Management and Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mentoring
Available: 11/03/20, Expires: 11/01/22

Students working on the project can expect to develop expertise in health policy fundamentals and clinical quality improvement. ast student project has been selected for HMS Honors thesis.

Faculty mentor is Dr. Preeta Chidambaran, MD, MPH. She currently works in the federal government as a Physician- Medical Officer in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Center for Medicare, Technology, Coding and Pricing group. Dr. Chidambaran is a HMS faculty internal medicine physician. HMS course EoP1 Essentials of the Profession - Health Policy

Student role: Identify and develop project proposal, literature review and data analysis, stakeholder input, develop recommendations for Quality Improvement and Health Policy.

Mentorship will be provided throughout project via 1:1 discussions, on documents and overall guidance.

Both term-time and year-long projects are available. Project available for remote learning. Project available for remote participation. 

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: 11     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: 6     
  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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