Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH

Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH

jaysola@upenn.edu

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Jaya Aysola is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, with her primary appointment in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Her research focuses on policy related solutions for improving uptake and quality of primary care for vulnerable populations and stems from her clinical, administrative, and policy experiences in resource poor settings.  Examples of her research include evaluating social factors related to the uptake of patient centered medical homes, published in Health Affairs, and if medical homes improve access, quality, patient experience, and equity of care, published in Medical Care and JGIM. In addition, she is the Chair of Penn Medicine’s Health Equity Taskforce and Executive Director for Penn Medicine Health Equity Initiative within the Office of the CMO, where she leads the charge to improve equity and inclusion within the health system and affiliated health science schools, through research, education, community engagement, and service delivery. Prior to coming to Penn, she completed her Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, through the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Minority Health Policy Fellowship followed by two-year general medicine research fellowship at the Department of Health Care Policy. Prior to her time in Boston, she was the Medical Director of the New Orleans Children's Health Project and Section Chief of Community Pediatrics and Global Health at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Aysola, a diplomate from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, has extensive work experience in resource poor settings in Cambodia, Thailand, and India. She received a Bachelors of Science from University of Michigan, with high distinction in Anthropology and Zoology and her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.