Nivedita Mohanty, MD, is the Chief Research Officer and Director of Evidence-Based Practice. Dr. Mohanty is a pediatrician with experience in community health, federal policy, clinical research, academic medicine and international volunteerism. Dr. Mohanty joined AllianceChicago in 2015 after spending a year in Washington, DC, as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in a program supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. As a fellow within a federal agency, she gained firsthand exposure to synergies between policy, health research and clinical practice as well as the role of HIT in advancing national health priorities. At AllianceChicago, she works closely with the research, practice transformation, and informatics teams to leverage Health Information Technology (HIT) to improve clinical practice and to inform policy for the benefit of safety net populations. Her role is to lead efforts that leverage HIT infrastructure and partnerships to enhance high quality, evidence-based practices in community health and generate new evidence through patient outcomes and health services research. Dr. Mohanty has provided clinical care to patients at Erie Family Health Center since 2007 and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with clinical responsibilities at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Prentice Women’s Hospital. She has been a volunteer with multiple organizations for children with HIV, disabilities, burns, congenital heart disease and cranio-facial defects on medical service trips to Africa, Asia, South America and Central America.