Parinda Khatri, PhD

Chief Clinical Officer, Cherokee Health Systems

Parinda Khatri is chief clinical officer at Cherokee Health Systems (CHS), a comprehensive community health care organization in Tennessee that is a Federally Qualified Health Center and Community Mental Health Center. In her role at CHS, Khatri provides oversight and guidance on clinical quality, program development and management, workforce development, clinical research, and clinical operations for blended primary care and behavioral health services within the organization. She is also the principal investigator of several research and education programs at CHS, including the NIH-funded All of Us Research Program and Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities.

Khatri is also involved in integrated health care policy and practice issues at the national level. She is past president and board member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and was appointed to the HRSA Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary and Community-Based Linkages from 2017 to 2021 by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

She is the clinical director for the Advancing Behavioral Health Equity initiative through the Center for Care Innovations, a consultant to Center for Healthcare Strategies, and on the advisory boards for the National Integration Academy for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Integrated Primary Care at the University of Massachusetts, as well as the clinical advisory committees for Amerigroup and BlueCare of Tennessee.