Ankur Pandya

Assistant Professor of Health Decision Science
Assistant Professor
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Ankur Pandya, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Health Decision Science in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Pandya’s research focuses on developing and evaluating simulation models that have the potential to improve cardiovascular disease policies in developed and developing countries. One specific initiative funded by the American Heart Association aims to optimize the use of medical imaging in the prevention and treatment of ischemic stroke in the United States. He has also evaluated the role of cholesterol in primary cardiovascular disease screening for the United States and South Africa. In addition to this applied work, he is exploring broader methodological and policy aspects of health decision science.

Dr. Pandya most recently served as Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research with a secondary appointment in the Department of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He graduated from the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy in 2012, and holds a BS from Cornell University in Nutritional Sciences, and an MPH from Yale University in Health Policy and Administration. Prior to entering the PhD program, he worked for two years at a health economics/outcomes research consulting firm. He is an active member of the Society for Medical Decision Making.