Preeti Malani

Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and a special advisor to the president. In addition, she is deputy editor and editorial director for equity for the Journal of the American Medical Association and the JAMA Network.

As the University’s chief health officer from 2017-22, Dr. Malani worked with dozens of individuals committed to advancing health across campus, often taking an academic lens to the role employers can play in improving health equity. During the pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Dr. Malani to the state’s COVID-19 Nursing Home Task Force. She also served on the National Institutes of Health’s Data Safety and Monitoring Board for Operation Warp Speed. She is a member of the research team that oversees the National Poll on Healthy Aging based at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, serving as the poll’s inaugural director from 2016-22.

Dr. Malani is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She received her MD degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, she completed a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She completed her internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan where she also received a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis. She completed fellowship training in geriatric medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University.