Pavani Rangachari


Pavani Rangachari


Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Masters in Public Health

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine

The Graduate School

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Health Management and Informatics


Dr. Rangachari holds master's and doctoral degrees in Health Management and Policy from the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). She teaches graduate courses in healthcare 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
  • EB-1012


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

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

  • MA, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Osmania University, 1997

  • BA, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Stella Maris College, 1995


  • Certified in Public Health (CPH) National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), 2019

Awards & Honors

  • Reviewer of the Month Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy, 2021

  • Nominee, Academic-at-Large Academy of Management (AOM) Health Care Management Division (HCMD), 2020

  • 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MPHC 8999

    Capstone Course
  • MPHM 7104

    Healthcare Financ Management
  • CAHS 9210

    Investigation of a Problem
  • 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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Demographic and Risk Factor Differences between Children with “One-Time” and “Repeat” Visits to the Emergency Department for Asthma, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Using organizational theory to explain ‘how’ evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation occurs in healthcare organizations, 2020
  • A health system’s pilot experience with using mobile SKN technology to enable meaningful use of EHR MedRec. , 2020
    Conference Proceeding
  • Preserving organizational resilience, patient safety, and staff retention during COVID-19 requires a holistic consideration of the psychological safety of healthcare workers, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Understanding evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation in HCOs using the lens of organizational theory, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Health services organizational research, with special interest in studying the implementation of change and innovation in healthcare organizations, including the implementation of evidence-based practices, health information technology, and patient-centered care.

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

  • DPT Faculty Candidate Interview Team 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CON P&T Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Council Mentor Sub-Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Grant Application Mentor to PA Faculty Member (RC Mentor Initiative) 2019 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • CAHS Research Council Mentor Subcommittee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • College of Nursing Pre-tenure Review 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Member, University System of Georgia (USG) Academic Planning & Advisory Committee on Public Health, August 2012-Present. 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

  • Reviewer, PLOS One 2021 - Present

  • Reviewer BMJ Open 2021 - Present

  • Journal of Healthcare Leadership 2020 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Reviewer, Faculty P&T for Yale U School of Emergency Medicine 2020 - Present

  • Auckland Medical Research Foundation, Newzealand 2020 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal

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