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Priyanka Desai, PhD, MSPH, CPH
CDSiC Task Leadership

NORC at the University of Chicago

Priyanka Desai, PhD, MSPH, CPH, a Senior Research Scientist at NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC), serves as co-lead of the Stakeholder Community & Outreach Center for the CDSiC Project. Desai has over a decade of experience in health services research and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on patient-centered outcomes research. She conducts key informant interviews, leads focus groups, coordinates activities for learning collaboratives, and supports technical expert panels. She brings methodological expertise in systematic literature reviews and qualitative research. At NORC, Desai has led complex projects and multi-faceted tasks, supporting the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Resource Center, the Maryland Statewide Prevention and Reduction Collaborative for COVID-19, and the AHRQ National Nursing Home COVID-19 Coordinating Center, and projects for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Desai also leads dissemination and outreach activities for multiple projects, developing manuscripts, blog posts, conference abstracts, and social media posts.