Arti Desai completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency training in Pediatrics at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. After 3 years of practicing hospital medicine in San Francisco, Dr. Desai decided to pursue a research career and completed the Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship at the University of Washington, earning a Master of Science degree in Public Health (health services focus).
Her initial research examined pediatric health-related quality of life outcomes in hospitalized patients. She has also been involved in the development and validation of numerous quality measures related to assessing the quality of hospital-to-home transitions from the family perspective. She was awarded an APA Young Investigator Award for this work. Dr. Desai’s current research focuses on leveraging innovative health information technology to improve care coordination outcomes for children with medical complexity, with a focus on shared care plans. She was awarded an AHRQ-funded K08 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award and a Pediatric Early Research Career (PERC) award from the Seattle Children’s Research Institute to pursue this research. Dr. Desai enjoys mentoring other faculty and students in qualitative research and applying human-centered design principles to health services research.