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Chandrika Derricho

Research Associate I    
Education

M.S.W., University of Georgia
B.S., Georgia State University

Biography

Chandrika Derricho joined the Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) in June 2015 as a research associate I. She brings expertise in in the areas of policy research and program evaluation including data collection and analysis, fidelity evaluation, and process monitoring. At the GHPC, Chandrika will be focusing on research and evaluation of projects related to long-term services and supports.

Before joining the GHPC, Chandrika worked the Fiscal Research Center of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies where she assisted with monitoring the federal Kenny A Consent Decree. In partnership with the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Chandrika assisted with ensuring Fulton and DeKalb County DFCS met outcomes pertaining to permanency, safety, and well-being standards for abused and neglected children. During her tenure at the University of Georgia, Chandrika participated in policy research and evaluation at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Chandrika worked on major projects that involved monitoring programs that served veterans and individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, children and families, and a major statewide initiative targeting underage and binge drinking.

Chandrika is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Georgia and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia with a concentration in Community Empowerment and Development along with a certificate in Nonprofit Management. Chandrika received a Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University with a concentration in Community Psychology and a minor in Speech.