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Priya Bathija

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, American Hospital Association

Email: pbathija@luc.edu


Priya Bathija is a nationally-recognized health care leader, attorney and policy expert who designs, implements, and grows initiatives that help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.

In her role as vice president, strategic initiatives for the American Hospital Association she guides hospitals as they promote value and affordability, improve maternal and child health, and address the social needs of their patients and social determinants of their communities. Formerly, Priya served as AHA’s policy expert on inpatient payment, graduate medical education, rural hospital issues, and led the design of innovative delivery models that could ensure access to health care in vulnerable communities.

Prior to joining AHA, she served as hospital counsel for MedStar’s Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center and as associate general counsel at ProMedica Health System. She started her career as an associate at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP.


BSBA Finance and Economics, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
MHSA, University of Michigan School of Public Health
JD, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Program Areas

Health Care Payment & Policy