Disha Uppal, MPH, is a program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role she supports CHCS projects related to population health, with a particular focus on fostering partnerships and meaningful engagement between Medicaid agencies and community stakeholders, including patients and families.
Prior to joining CHCS, Disha worked as a research associate at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute, where she oversaw community programming initiatives under the Philadelphia Autism Project and Autism Services, Education, Research and Training (ASERT) Collaborative. Disha has experience partnering with disability support and social service organizations to promote cross-sector learning and strategic planning, as well as developing resources and navigation efforts to support professionals, families, and individuals on the autism spectrum. In her previous roles, at Partnership for Community Supports and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Disha supported individuals on the autism spectrum, with intellectual disabilities, and other developmental disabilities through case management services and school-based behavioral interventions.
Disha holds a master’s degree in public health from the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, with a concentration in global health and minor in maternal and child health. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University.
In her free time, Disha enjoys trying out new restaurants and cuisines, TV and movie marathons, and spending time with friends and family.