Three Doctoral Students Join CHDS

CHDS welcomes Ye Shen, Radhika Tampi and Raj Vatsa to the PhD Program in Health Policy Decision Science track beginning Fall 2020.

Ye Shen graduated from Johns Hopkins with an MSPH in international health – human nutrition and a certificate in public health economics. While pursuing her Master’s, she conducted GIS research in a mixed-methods study of American Indian reservations. Ye is interested in using decision science to better inform policies intersecting the health and food systems in domestic and international contexts. Before entering the Ph.D. program, Ye was a cost-effectiveness specialist and data analyst at Tufts for a project supporting USAID‘s food and nutrition assistance activities.

Radhika Tampi received her MHS in Health Economics from the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining the PhD program, her work included costing studies associated with HIV/TB interventions and TB diagnostics, and burden-of-illness modeling for chronic liver disease. Her current research interests include simulation modeling to analyze the impact of targeted interventions in reducing the burden of infectious diseases globally.

Rajet (Raj) Vatsa is a student in the MD-PhD Program at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Raj’s clinical interests lie in women’s health, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular health disparities; his research interests include combining methods in causal inference, machine learning, and simulation modeling to understand the causal effect of competing policies, and developing extended cost-effectiveness models to inform more equitable health interventions.

Learn more: Visit the Doctoral Program page on the CHDS website.
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