21Ranjani Paradise (She/her/hers) is the Director of Evaluation at ICH. She directs ICH’s staff training program, oversees visibility and communications, and leads the development and growth of ICH’s evaluation services. Ranjani is the project director for mixed methods research and evaluation projects across a range of topic areas, including language access, workforce development, health systems advocacy and transformation, social determinants of health, substance use disorder treatment, and health equity. Her work primarily focuses on programs that occur within or intersect with healthcare delivery systems, and she has extensive experience working with community health centers and other community-based healthcare providers across Massachusetts. Prior to coming to ICH, Ranjani worked in the field of cancer research at MIT. She also supported the Shape Up Somerville program and the Cambridge Public Health Department on assessment, planning, and evaluation of initiatives to increase access to health foods in local neighborhoods.
Ranjani holds a BSE from Princeton University and a PhD from MIT. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association and is an Instructor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband and two children, and is a co-founder and board member of Newton Neighbors, a mutual aid nonprofit that works to facilitate community engagement and access to resources and supports for local communities.