Ianita Zlateva serves as the Research Director for the Institute. In this role she is responsible for managing a wide range of research activities and supporting the overall growth in primary care research that is relevant to the CHC's mission to provide quality healthcare services to all. Ianita is involved in all aspects of the research process, including development and design of research proposals, implementation of research agendas and dissemination of findings. Before joining CHC she worked on a three-year-long, $3 million project funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which involved the development and testing of a new web-based health data system and measurement tool (Connecticut Health Equity Index) and its pilot application by three local health departments. Ianita has a diverse educational background and an extensive range of research and analysis experiences.