Ranjani Paradise is Assistant Director of Evaluation and a Research and Evaluation Scientist at the Institute for Community Health. Ranjani is an experienced mixed-methods evaluator who has worked on projects in diverse topic areas including health disparities, language access, HIV, healthcare system transformation, consumer advocacy, and substance use disorder treatment. Ranjani works with clients in healthcare organizations to support language services quality improvement and evaluation of healthcare delivery models such as primary care/behavioral health integration. She has worked with community health centers across the state of Massachusetts to evaluate the impact of operational and technological initiatives aiming to improve access to and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. Ranjani is also the lead evaluator for two grant-making programs that are funding initiatives to improve care for opioid use disorder in Massachusetts. Prior to coming to ICH, Ranjani worked in the field of cancer research at MIT. She also volunteered with the Shape Up Somerville program to plan and evaluate the first Somerville winter farmers’ market, and with the Cambridge Public Health Department to assess options for introducing healthy food options into local corner stores.
Ranjani holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in Biological Engineering from MIT. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine.