Pavani Rangachari

Associate Dean

Pavani Rangachari

Associate Dean

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

Dr. Rangachari holds master's and doctoral degrees in Health Management and Policy from SUNY Albany; she teaches graduate courses in health policy & management and quality improvement; and specializes in health services research, with an emphasis on the implementation of change and innovation in health care organizations.

  • (706) 721-2622
  • (706) 721-7312
  • EC 3414

Education

  • Ph.D., Public Administration State University of New York a, 2007

  • MS, Health/Health Care Administrat State University of New York a, 2001

  • MA, Econometrics and Quantitative Osmania University, 1997

  • BA, Econometrics and Quantitative Stella Maris College, 1995

Awards & Honors

  • Runner-up, Best Theory-to-Practice Paper Award Academy of Management, Health Care Management Division, 2016

  • Invited member, CDC/NIOSH Special Emphasis Panel for review of grant proposals related to worker safety and injury prevention Centers for Disease Control, 2016

  • Alumnus, Executive Leadership Excellence (ELE), a nine-month leadership excellence program offered by Augusta University’s Leadership Academy: October 2014 – May 2015. Augusta University Leadership Academy, 2015

  • Standing Member, Health Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), June 2015-Present. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2015

  • Best Theory-to-Practice Paper Award, Healthcare Management Division (HCMD), Academy of Management (AOM), Philadelphia, PA Academy of Management, Health Care Management Division, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MPHC 8999

    Capstone Course
  • MPHM 8998

    Extended Capstone
  • MPHM 7210

    Healthcare Perform Improvement
  • MPHM 7102

    Human Resource Management

Teaching Interests

Healthcare Performance Improvement; Health Policy & Management; Human Resources Management

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Role of Social Knowledge Networks in facilitating meaningful use of Electronic Health Record medication reconciliation. , 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Short or long end of the lever? Associations between provider communication of the “Asthma-Action Plan” and outpatient revisits for pediatric asthma. , 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cumulative impact of periodic top-down communications on infection prevention practices and outcomes in two units, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Role of communication content and frequency in enabling evidence-based practices, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The evolution of knowledge exchanges enabling successful practice change in two intensive care units, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Health services research with emphasis on the implementation of change and innovation in healthcare organizations.

Department Service

  • Chair and Ex-Officio Member, MPH Accreditation Committee and Self-Study Workgroup, College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University, July 2013-December 2015. 2011 - 2015

  • Ex-officio Member, MPH Advisory Committee, Augusta University, January 2013- December 2015. 2011 - 2015

  • Ex-officio Member, MPH Expansion Planning Subcommittees, August 2012- December 2015. 2011 - 2015

  • Ex-Officio Member, MPH Program Admissions Committee, Augusta University, August 2011- December 2015. 2011 - 2015

College Service

  • 2017 AHA Heart Walk Lead, College of Allied Health Sciences, Augusta University. 2016 - Present

  • Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Directors, AU Health Professions Associates. (GRPHA) Inc., College of Allied Health Sciences, September2014-Present. 2014 - Present

  • Member, Chairs Council, College of Allied Health Sciences, September2014- Present. 2014 - Present

  • Member, Departmental Budget Hearing Committee, CAHS, February 2017. 2017 - 2017

  • Member, Departmental Budget Hearing Committee, CAHS, December 2015. 2015 - 2015

University Service

  • Member, Leadership Council, Institute for Public and Preventive Health (IPPH), Augusta University, May 2012-July 2013. 2012 - Present

  • Member, University System of Georgia (USG) Academic Planning & Advisory Committee on Public Health, August 2012-Present. http://www.usg.edu/academic_planning/committees/view/public_health 2012 - Present

  • Judge, Graduate Research Day, The Graduate School, AU, Spring 2009-Present. 2009 - Present

  • Committee member, 2016 Day of Service, Augusta University, (September 24, 2016). 2016 - 2016

  • Participant, Principal Investigator (PI) Focus Group on Social Science Research on the Campus of Augusta University, Office of the Senior VP of Research, July 2016 2016 - 2016

Professional Service

  • Standing Member, Health Information Technology Research (HITR) Study Section, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2015 - Present

  • Award Selection Committee, Health Care Management (HCM) Division Best Theory-to-Practice Paper Award, Academy of Management, April 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 2015 - Present

  • Editorial Review Board, Scientific Pages of Community Medicine 2015 - Present

  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Healthcare Communications 2015 - Present

  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Hospital Administration 2015 - Present

Public Service

  • Lead, Pediatric Asthma Prevention Community Health Partnership Project, January 2014-June 2015 2014 - 2015

  • Lead Hospital-Acquired Infection Prevention Project, September 2010-September 2012 2010 - 2012