- M.P.H. University of Washington, 2017
- B.S.N. Northwest University, 2011
As a graduate of Northwest University’s College of Nursing, Chanda went on to work as a staff nurse and unit charge nurse in Internal Medicine and Telemetry at the University of Washington Medical Center. There she observed high health disparities among communities of color and low-income populations, witnessing the substantial gaps, and inequities within our current healthcare system. Chanda became passionate about health system reform, clinical prevention, and health promotion. She completed her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington, concentrating on evidenced-based policies and programs to promote health equity and reduce health disparities, particularly among communities of color. During her graduate work at UW, Chanda worked with Public Health Seattle & King County to evaluate and promote trauma-informed practices throughout their community health services division, and collaborated with VillageReach to develop decision-support protocols to support frontline nurses on at the first national health hotline in Malawi.
Chanda continues to focus her efforts on health system reform and is passionate about equipping future nurses with knowledge and skills to advocate for evidenced-based health and social policies to improve population health outcomes, particularly among vulnerable populations. Chanda currently works as a nurse at Neighborcare Health, Seattle's largest provider of primary care for homeless, immigrant, and refugee communities.
Hosting dinners with my husband Mark, having good conversations with dear friends, playing with my giant dog Duke, and working on our family wheat farm in Colorado.
- Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
- Pathologies of Power by Paul Farmer
- How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
- Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo