Shreya Kangovi

Shreya Kangovi, MD, is the founding executive director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers and an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a leading expert on improving population health through evidence-based community health worker programs. Dr. Kangovi led the team that designed IMPaCT, a standardized, scalable program that partners with community health workers—trusted laypeople from local communities—to improve health.

Dr. Kangovi founded the Penn Center for Community Health Workers, a national center of excellence dedicated to advancing health in low-income populations through effective community health worker programs. She has authored numerous scientific publications and received over $30 million in funding, including though federal grants from the National Institutes of Health and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She is the recipient of the Academy Health Research Impact Award and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Award. Dr. Kangovi is also an elected member of the American College of Physicians and a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity.