Atheendar Venkataramani
Atheendar Venkataramani

Assistant Professor

University of Pennsylvania

Atheendar Venkataramani is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and a staff physician at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a health economist who studies the life-course origins of health and socioeconomic inequality. Venkataramani directs the Penn Opportunity for Health Lab, a research group that seeks to identify policies and interventions that can jointly bolster both economic opportunity and health in the United States. His research, which combines insights from economics, epidemiology, and clinical medicine, spans both domestic and international settings. His work has been published in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet, and has been covered widely in media outlets, including The New York Times, Fox News, and The Washington Post. Venkataramani completed his M.D. at Washington University, his Ph.D. in health policy (economics) at Yale University, and his B.S. in biology and economics at Duke University. He completed a residency in internal medicine-global primary care at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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