Atheendar Venkataramani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and a staff physician at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Venkataramani is a health economist who studies the social and economic forces that impact health and socioeconomic inequality across the life-course. His research combines insights from economics, public health, and clinical medicine, spans both domestic and international settings. Dr. Venkataramani’s work has been published in leading academic journals and has covered widely in media outlets. More importantly, it has been cited by government agencies such as the White House, Department of Labor, and Department of Homeland Security; formed the basis of bills in Pennsylania Legislature and U.S. House and Senate; and referenced in multiple Supreme Court cases.
Dr. Venkataramani completed his MD at Washington University, his PhD in Health Policy (Economics) and Yale University, and his BS in Biology and Economics at Duke University. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine–Global Primary Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital.