Priya Gandhi

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


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 an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School pursuing a concentration in community-partnered policy. She is passionate about tackling tough questions through a rigorous cycle of research, analysis, strategy development, and strategic learning. Her research portfolio focuses on advancing health and racial equity, benchmarking and informing organizational strategies, and engaging with diverse stakeholders and communities. 

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 helped manage a large research portfolio focused on investigating how cross-sector policies can help improve public health as well as spearheaded assessments of organizational culture. 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, and a training certificate in public health from Johns Hopkins University.