Krisda H. Chaiyachati is a general internist and primary care provider currently training as a VA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary work is designed to inform policy makers about how best to ameliorate social determinants of health using the healthcare delivery infrastructure, concentrating his lens on return on investment informed interventions. He focuses on strategies that improve care coordination, access to social services, community health worker integration efforts, addressing the transportation barrier, and improving access for substance abuse treatment. Krisda has contributed to healthcare and public health efforts in Philadelphia, New Haven, Boston, and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
He is passionate about learning new leadership and communication skills. Currently he is developing experiences in teaching health professionals, managing teams, developing his leadership coaching skills, learning new methods (e.g., time-motion studies, network analyses, geographic information systems) to refine how we address social disparities and public health challenges, and improve his communication skills with visuals – infographics and Edward Tufte’s approach to displaying quantitative data.
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