Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH is a board-certified general internist and primary care provider currently training as a VA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on informing policy makers about the intersection between social determinants of health and healthcare delivery with a lens on return on investment informed interventions. Specifically, he focuses on strategies that improve care coordination, accessing social services, community health workers, transportation, and substance abuse treatment. Ultimately, he hopes to improve value for patients engaging with their health and health systems. Krisda has contributed to healthcare and public health efforts in New Haven, Boston, and South Africa.
A native Atlantan, Krisda completed his undergraduate education with a degree in Human Rights Studies and Microbiology at the University of Georgia. He received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and his MD from The University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Program and continued on as Chief Resident for an additional year. He was selected as a Zuckerman Fellow at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership and is a current Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.