Administrative Contact

Rania Ajilat

Biography

Dr. Chandanabhumma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Program Faculty with the Michigan Mixed Methods Program. His research interests lie at the intersection of health inequities, race, culture, community engagement, and the social production of medical and public health practices. He completed his PhD in Community Health Sciences at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan Mixed Methods Program. His mixed methods dissertation research examined the influence of group diversity on the achievements of community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships.

Areas of Interest

  • Examining healthcare diversity and its impacts on racial and ethnic health disparities.
  • Advancing anti-racist and decolonizing frameworks to promote equitable public health practice
  • Enhancing participatory, mixed methods approaches in health equity research

Credentials

Advanced Degrees
  • Ph.D., Community Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2018
  • M.P.H., Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2010

Grants

  • Leveraging Translational Research to Understand the Context and Process of CBPR Implementation, Evaluation and Dissemination, MICHR, Principal Investigator
  • Understanding and Addressing Variation in Healthcare-Associated Infections After Durable Ventricular Assist Device Therapy, AHRQ, Co-Investigator (PI: Likosky/Pagani)
  • Improving Diagnosis in Emergency and Acute Care: A Learning Laboratory, AHRQ, Co-Investigator (PI: Mahajan)
  • Promoting Racial Equity in Newborn Drug Testing: A Justice-Informed, Participatory Mixed Methods Study, OVPR, Co-Investigator (PI: Wu)
  • Enhancing the Impact of Behavioral Pain Management on MAT Outcomes, Co-Investigator (PIs: Ilgen/Lin)

Key Published Articles & Reviews

1. Chandanabhumma, P.P., Duran, B.M., Peterson, J.C., Pearson, C.R., Oetzel, J.G., Dutta, M.J., & Wallerstein, N.B. (2020). Space within the scientific discourse for the voice of the other? Expressions of community voice in the scientific discourse of community-based participatory research. Health Communication, 35(5), 616-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2019.1581409.

2. Chandanabhumma, P.P. & Narasimhan, S. (2020). Towards health equity and social justice: An applied framework of decolonization in health promotion. Health Promotion International, 35(4), 831-840. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz053.

3. Chandanabhumma, P.P., Fetters, M.D., Pagani, F.D., Malani, P.N., Hollingsworth, J.M., Funk, R.J., Aaronson, K.D., Zhang, M., Kormos, R.L., Chenoweth, C.E., Shore, S., Watt, T.M.F., Cabrera, L., & Likosky, D.S. (2020). Understanding and addressing variation in healthcare-associated infections after durable ventricular assist device therapy: Protocol for a mixed methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(1), e14701. https://doi.org/10.2196/14701.

4. Coombe, C.M., Chandanabhumma, P.P., Bhardwaj, P., Brush, B.L., Greene-Moton, E., Jensen, M., Lachance, L., Lee, S.Y.D., Meisenheimer, M., Minkler, M., Muhammad, M., Reyes, A.G., Rowe, Z., Wilson-Powers, E., & Israel, B.A. (2020). A participatory, mixed methods approach to define and measure partnership synergy in long-standing equity-focused CBPR partnerships. American Journal of Community Psychology, Special Issue: Community-Based Approaches to Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Health Equity. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12447.

5. Narasimhan, S. & Chandanabhumma, P.P. (2021). A scoping review of decolonization in indigenous-focused health education and behavior research. Health Education and Behavior, the Scholars of Color Special Issue, 48(3): 306-319. https://doi.org/10.1177/10901981211010095.