Sunita Dodani, MBBS (MD), FCPS, MSc, PhD, FAHA
Dr. Sunita Dodani MBBS (MD), MSc, FCPS, PhD, FAHA Professor and Founding Director, Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI).
Dr. Dodani is a physician with executive-level leadership experience in research management and extensive expertise in creating innovative models of health promotion. She earned her medical degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan where she completed her residency in family medicine and undertook training in preventive cardiology. Later, she completed her Masters in Epidemiology and Community Health from the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada followed by the PhD in chronic diseases (majors in cardiovascular diseases) from the University of Pittsburgh.
After coming to the United States, she served on faculty with the Department of General Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Subsequently, she held a range of increasingly responsible positions at George Reagent University in Augusta, Georgia, where she held, among other positions, the role of Assistant Dean of Research for the College of Nursing.
Dr. Dodani was the Founding Director of the Center for Outcome Research and Education in the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Also in Kansas, she was Divisional Head of Outcome Research, Education and Quality Care in Internal Medicine. She came to EVMS from the University of Florida and Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville campus, Florida. At the University of Florida, Jacksonville campus, she was an Associate Professor of Cardiology with joint appointment with the Center for Health Equity and Quality Research (CHEQR), and with the Department of Epidemiology, College of public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. She was affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, as Adjunct Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, consultant and research affiliate with Community Engagement and Office of Health Disparity Research, and research collaborator in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Dodani is a NIH funded researcher. Her research expertise focus is on health disparities related to cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
In partnership with teams from EVMS, Sentara and many other institutions, she is dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Hampton Roads and striving to improve population health, reduce disparities, and create high-performing, sustainable health systems with the application of healthcare analytics tools. Her team is working in partnership with many local and regional organizations to develop, test, and scale innovative new health interventions and models of cost-effective health care delivery.