Priya Gandhi

Priya Gandhi
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in health care policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University; Certificate in public health, Johns Hopkins University


Priya Samir Gandhi (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Community-Partnered Policy and Action stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests include health and racial equity, the social determinants of health, health care access and quality, public health preparedness, and community resilience.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a research associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in its Research, Evaluation, and Learning unit. In that role, she developed and managed research initiatives to investigate how a breadth of policies, practices, and programs could help improve population health and well-being. She recently earned a M.Phil. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She also has an M.S. in health care policy and management and a B.S. in policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University, where she served as a Charpie Scholar, as well as a training certificate in public health from Johns Hopkins University.