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Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration, HBS
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617-496-7356
Assistant: Edward Walker
617-496-5612

Amitabh Chandra is the the Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where he directs the joint MS/MBA program in the life-sciences.

Professor Chandra is a member of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Panel of Health Advisors, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on innovation and pricing in the biopharmaceutical industry, value in health care, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs. He is the Chair Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Chandra has testified to 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. In 2011 he served as Massachusetts' Special Commissioner on Provider Price Reform.

Professor Chandra is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance, the first-prize recipient of the Upjohn Institute's Dissertation Award, the NIHCM Foundation Health Care Research Award, the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, and the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research. In 2012, he was awarded American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) medal. The ASHE Medal is awarded biennially to the economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics.

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Outside Professional Activities For Amitabh Chandra

Disclosures for 2019

  1. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
  2. Leigh Speakers Bureau, Speaking fee; no consulting
  3. AbbVie, Speaking fee; no consulting
  4. Onex Private Equity, Speaking fee; no consulting
  5. Harvard Healthcare Policy Leadership Council; no consulting
  6. Advisory Boards of Kyruus, Health Engine, SmithRx, equity.

Disclosures for 2020

  1. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
  2. Leigh Speakers Bureau, Speaking fee, no consulting
  3. Harvard Healthcare Policy Leadership Council
  4. NMS Management, Speaking fee, no consulting
  5. Advisory Boards of Kyruus, Health Engine, SmithRx, equity.

Contact

Phone: 617-496-7356
Assistant: Edward Walker

Expertise

Health
Fairness & Justice

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