Recognizing distinguished alumni from Oceanside High School
Dr. Chandra Osborn is an international expert in health communication and behavior change.
For 20 years, she’s designed and evaluated health-enhancing and energy saving products, and turned results into better products, happier customers, cost savings, marketing material, presentations (e.g. to Apple, Fitbit, pharmaceutical companies), and peer-reviewed articles.
Chandra has over 100 scientific publications, book chapters, and op-eds. She has also raised millions from the National Institutes of Health, foundations, and pharmaceutical and wearable device companies for her work.
After graduating from OHS in 1997, Chandra double majored in psychology and sociology at California State University, San Marcos, graduating summa cum laude in 2001 with the Chancellor’s award (the university’s top scholar). She went on to earn a master’s degree, quantitative methods certificate, and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Connecticut, and a second master’s degree in public health (MPH) from Northwestern University (NU) Feinberg School of Medicine.
While getting her MPH, Chandra was a health services research postdoctoral fellow at NU and data analyst at the American Medical Association.
Today, Chandra is the Chief Behavioral Officer at Lirio – an artificial intelligence company using behavioral science to improve patient health, reduce energy use, and keep the lights on for low-income customers. Prior to joining Lirio, Chandra was Vice President of Health and Behavioral Informatics at One Drop. Before One Drop, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics and Co-Director of the Center for Health Education and Health Behavior at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.