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Director of Faculty Development &
Co-Director of Global Health Faculty Development Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Medical Director, Home & Hospice Care of RI

Professor, Family Medicine (Clinical)
Family Medicine Residency: Duke University Medical Center
MD, Univ. of North Carolina & Dartmouth Medical School; AB, Dartmouth College

A member of the Brown faculty since 1992, Dr. Anandarajah is currently the Director of Faculty Development and the Co-Director of the Global Health Faculty Development Fellowship for the Brown Department of Family Medicine. She served as Residency Director from 2008-2011. She currently also serves in the role of Associate Medical Director at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island.

Dr. Anandarajah completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year, and her Faculty Leadership Fellowship at Brown. She has held numerous clinical and educational leadership positions while at Brown. In addition to those above, included are her roles as Clinical Director (Team Leader) of Family Care Center Practice C (a resident/faculty practice) at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island for 13 years and as the Co-Director of the Doctoring Course – a major, required course for first year medical students.

She is nationally known for her scholarly work, particularly in the area of spirituality in health. Her HOPE questions for spiritual assessment have been translated into at least 7 languages and are used around the world. Her other areas of academic interest include: medical education; care of underserved populations; global health; professional development; communication skills; cultural diversity and hospice/palliative care. Dr. Anandarajah has been a family physician in multiple settings, including community health centers, academia, private practice, emergency rooms and hospice. She has served in leadership positions in national professional organizations and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Gateway Healthcare, the largest community behavioral health organization in Rhode Island.


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