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A Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) professor has been named as one of 70 new members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Amitabh Chandra, HKS professor of public policy, focuses his research on productivity and cost-growth in healthcare and racial disparities in healthcare.
“This honor belongs to my collaborators and mentors who have taught me so much, and to Harvard for creating a environment where we are only constrained by the limits of our imagination,” said Chandra.
Selection to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
"Through their research, teaching, clinical work, and other contributions, these distinguished individuals have inspired and served as role models to others,” said IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg.
Chandra has testified before the United States Senate and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. His research has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Newsweek, and on National Public Radio. He has also served as consultant to the RAND Corporation, Microsoft Research, the Institute of Medicine and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts.