Priya Chandan, MD, PhD, MPH

Gratis Faculty

Department of Neurological Surgery, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

220 Abraham Flexner Way 502-588-0939

Dr. Priya Chandan is a physician-scientist who engages in health services research to improve the quality of medical care for people with disabilities. She has been involved in health policy and advocacy efforts for over 15 years and has served in leadership positions in both academia and industry at national, state, and local levels. She is a clinical associate professor at the University Louisville School of Medicine and is passionate about medical education. She serves as a mentor and a teacher to medical students and medical residents nationwide, across multiple medical specialties. For the last eight years, she has served as Project Director of NICHE-MED, an initiative that has activated close to 40 medical schools to develop and implement community-engaged medical education efforts that are co-created with disabled self-advocates. Dr. Chandan serves as a senior editor for PM&R, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has expertise in mixed methods, econometrics, and community-engaged research methods. She also currently serves on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board for the National Down Syndrome Society and the Board for Special Olympics Kentucky.