Recent polls show that Black Americans are less willing than Americans of other races or ethnicities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. RAND researchers surveyed Black Americans to better understand the drivers of such hesitancy.
Mar 1, 2021
Priya Samir Gandhi is a Ph.D. student 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 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 the Johns Hopkins University. Gandhi is a student in Pardee RAND's Community-Partnered Policy and Action stream.