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Shilpa Patel

Associate Director for Health Equity, Center for Health Care Strategies

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Shilpa Patel, Ph.D., is the associate director for health equity at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she leads multiple CHCS projects that support states and health care systems to advance health equity for people served by Medicaid. This work includes developing value-based payment models designed to reduce and eliminate health disparities as well as efforts to promote meaningful consumer and community engagement to drive the design of more effective care models. Prior to joining CHCS, Patel served as a program manager in the Section for Health Equity at the Department of Population Health of NYU Langone Health. She also has held positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She also completed the ASPH/CDC/PRC Minority Health Fellowship Program at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Patel received her Ph.D. in public health from New York University and an M.P.H. from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, with a certificate in comparative effectiveness outcomes research.