Anjali Gopalan, MD, MS, is a research scientist in the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Gopalan received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and biology from Rice University. She completed medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. She then went on to complete an internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the program's primary care track. Following residency she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master's degree in Health Policy Research.. Her current research interests include the roles of information and communication for patients with chronic disease. Specifically, she is interested in researching alternative, more effective ways to present medical information to patients regarding chronic disease management, particularly diabetes.