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Preeti Malani

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Special Advisor to the President

Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and a Special Advisor to the President. In addition, Dr. Malani is Deputy Editor and Editorial Director for Equity at JAMA and the JAMA Network. From 2017 to 2022, she served as the University of Michigan’s Chief Health Officer.

As Chief Health Officer, Dr. Malani worked with dozens of individuals committed to advancing health across campus, often taking an academic lens to the role employers can play in improving health equity. During the pandemic, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Dr. Malani to the state’s COVID-19 Nursing Home Task Force. She also served on the National Institutes of Health’s Data Safety and Monitoring Board for Operation Warp Speed. Dr. Malani is a member of the research team that oversees the National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) based at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), serving as the poll’s inaugural director from 2016-2022.

Dr. Malani is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She received her MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she completed a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She completed her internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan where she also received a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis. Dr. Malani completed fellowship training in geriatric medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University.

M.D. Wayne State University; M.S.J. Northwestern University; B.A., M.S. University of Michigan;