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Chandra KELLER

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Title: Social Science Analyst
Office(s): Division of Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR)
Email Address: chandra.keller@nih.gov

Biography

Chandra Keller is a Social Science Analyst in the Office of the Director of the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging. In this role she provides division leadership with portfolio analysis and program evaluation support and is involved in many aspects of program staff work related to BSR’s Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research portfolio. Chandra is a member of the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program Working Group and Implementation Team and has helped to coordinate the trans-NIH program’s efforts since 2010. Prior to joining BSR as a federal employee, Chandra worked for Rose Li and Associates, Inc. for more than 8 years serving BSR and other clients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Education, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Previously, she served as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of Legislative Affairs and Budget at the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; a research assistant and adjunct professor at The George Washington University (GWU); and a special education teacher in public elementary schools in California and Virginia. She received a Bachelor of science in education and policy studies from Syracuse University, a Master of public policy from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, and a Doctor of education from GWU. Her doctoral dissertation involved secondary analyses of a national dataset to investigate education disparities among English language learners in K-12 special education programs.