Dr. Ranak Trivedi is a clinical health psychologist and health services researcher, an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Core Investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and Director of Caregiving and Family Systems with the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (Stanford CARE). She earned her PhD at Duke University in clinical psychology and is an elected Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She has an expertise in how people with chronic and serious health conditions and their family caregivers co-manage health and well-being, and the role of cultural norms in this process. For over 15 years, Dr. Trivedi has been committed to improving the outcomes of vulnerable populations, including military veterans, family caregivers, and South Asians managing breast cancer.
Dr. Trivedi has been principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, and foundation grants, including the competitive VA Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award. She has published over 100 manuscripts and book chapters and has presented widely at national and international conferences in the areas of health psychology, caregiving, aging, and dyadic self-management. In 2023, she co-authored and published the first ever clinical handbook to treat family caregivers. She advanced the Dyadic Health Behavior Change Model, one of the first dyadic self-management theories, and has used this theory to develop and pilot tested two, technologically enabled, behavioral interventions aimed at improving the self-management of chronic and serious illnesses by improving the communication and collaborations between patient-caregiver dyads. These are currently being tested in an ongoing hybrid type 1 effectiveness randomized clinical trial funded. She has expertise in diverse study designs, qualitative methods, quantitative methods including the analysis of large, longitudinal datasets, and implementation science.
She is the Director of Education and Training at the Center for Innovation to Implementation and the Fellowship Director for the Elizabeth Dole National Center for Veteran and Caregiver Research. In these capacities, she oversees the training and mentorship of several postdoctoral and post-residency fellows from diverse disciplines and clinical specialties.