CHANDNI JAIN, MD- Advocacy Committee Resident Co-Chair
Chandni Jain, MD, is a third-year pediatric resident at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. She is a first-generation American and the first in her family in medicine. She is from San Jose, California, and she attended UC Berkeley (go bears!) for college, where she studied medical biology and global poverty. She has done several public health internships globally to help empower women and children through reproductive justice, and she also worked for UNICEF USA after college for two years – doing grassroots organization, engaging in community partnerships, and leading advocacy groups in Congressional meetings. Dr. Jain earned her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, where she affirmed her love of pediatrics as well as doing health disparities work. She led the BU Advocacy Training Physician’s educational curriculum and helped put together health advocacy opportunities for her community. She is very excited to be at Kaiser, serving Bay Area families once again, and to complete her MPH at UC Berkeley afterward. This way she will be able to work toward child health equity at an individual level as a physician and at a broader scale at a systems level. Dr. Jain also believes in holistic lifestyle medicine and thinks her calling may be in outpatient general pediatrics with an adjunctive career working in public health and influencing health policy. She is so excited to join the AAP California Chapter 1 District Advocacy Committee as Training Co-Chair!