DAREN ANDERSON, MD
VP/Chief Quality Officer, Community Health Center, Inc., Associate Professor of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Director, Weitzman Institute
Dr. Daren Anderson is trained as a general internist in primary care and has worked in safety net practices for his entire career. He currently serves as the VP/Chief Quality Officer of Community Health Center, Inc., a large, multisite community health center providing primary care to over 140,000 medically underserved patients across Connecticut. In this role he is responsible for directing all quality improvement work across the agency. Under his direction CHCI has developed a highly effective QI infrastructure focused on engagement of front line staff, coaching, and data-driven improvement.
Dr. Anderson is also the Director of CHCI's Weitzman Institute, a research and innovations center dedicated to improving primary care for underserved populations. The Weitzman Institute provides technical assistance and training in telehealth and quality improvement to health centers across the country. Weitzman's Project ECHO and eConsult platforms are among the largest and most innovative in the country and now provide access to care for hundreds of providers in 25 states. In addition, Weitzman researchers are engaged in a range of research projects focused on primary care for the underserved. Dr. Anderson is the principle investigator for several of these projects focused on health disparities, healthcare access, and pain management in primary care.
Dr. Anderson obtained his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and is a board certified general internist.