Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP

Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP
Senior Fellow

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Executive Director Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Public Health Interests

Community/Population Health, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Shreya Kangovi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and the Executive Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers. She led a multi-stakeholder team that designed a community health worker intervention (IMPaCT). This intervention has been tested in two randomized controlled and shown to improve chronic disease control, primary care access, mental health and quality of care while reducing hospital admissions. Dr. Kangovi has authored numerous scientific publications in publications such as NEJM, JAMA and Health Affairs and received many grants, including support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a multi-center trial of IMPaCT across Veterans Affairs, federally qualified health center, and academic sites. Dr. Kangovi founded the Penn Center for CHWs to support further research, development and implementation of evidence-based CHW models of care. PCCHW, fully supported by Penn Medicine, has delivered IMPaCT over 5,000 high-risk patients and has provided tools and training to over 1,000 organizations across the country.

Select Publications:

Kangovi S, Mitra N, Grande D, Huo H, Smith RA, Long JA: Community Health Worker Support for Disadvantaged Patients With Multiple Chronic Diseases: A Randomized Clinical Trial. American Journal of Public Health  107(10): 1660-1667, August  2017.

Morgan, A.U.; Grande, D.;  Carter, T.; Long, J.A.; Kangovi, S. : Penn Center for Community Health Workers: Step-by-Step Approach to Sustain an Evidence-Based Community Health Worker Intervention at an Academic Medical Center. American Journal of Public Health  September 2016.

Kangovi Shreya, Mitra Nandita, Grande David, White Mary L, McCollum Sharon, Sellman Jeffrey, Shannon Richard P, Long Judith A: Patient-centered community health worker intervention to improve posthospital outcomes: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA internal medicine 174(4): 535-43, Apr 2014.

Kangovi Shreya, Barg Frances K, Carter Tamala, Long Judith A, Shannon Richard, Grande David: Understanding why patients of low socioeconomic status prefer hospitals over ambulatory care. Health affairs (Project Hope) 32(7): 1196-203, Jul 2013.