Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Research Associate, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, National Clinician Scholars Program
Lab Director, Opportunity for Health
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania
Blockley Hall, Rm 1129
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.S. (Biology and Economics)
Duke University, summa cum laude, 2002.
M.Phil. (Health Policy (Economics))
Yale University, 2007.
Ph.D. (Health Policy (Economics))
Yale University, 2009.
Washington University in St. Louis, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Fink G, Venkataramani AS, Zanolini A (equal authorship): Early life adversity, biological adaptation, and human capital: evidence from an interrupted malaria control program in Zambia. Journal of Health Economics 80: e102532, Dec 2021.

Bhalotra S, Diaz-Cayeros A, Miller G, Miranda A, Venkataramani AS: Urban Water Disinfection and Mortality Decline in Lower-Income Countries. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 13(4): 1-33, Nov 2021.

Venkataramani AS: How Medicaid Home Care Helps Caregivers Too. Tradeoffs Podcast Research Corner Oct 2021 Notes:

Bennett C, Venkataramani AS, Henretig FM, Faerber J, Song L, Wood JN: Recent trends in marijuana-related hospital encounters in young children. Academic Pediatrics Epub Before Print, Sep 2021.

Wang T, Dixon E, Bair EF, Ferrell W, Linn K, Volpp K, Underhill K, Venkataramani AS.: Oral health and dental care utilization among able-bodied adults on Medicaid in Kentucky after Medicaid expansion: a mixed-methods study. Journal of the American Dental Association 152(9): 747-755, Sep 2021.

Matta S, Chatterjee P, Venkataramani AS: The Income-Based Mortality Gradient Among US Health Care Workers: Cohort Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine 36(9): 2870-2872, Sep 2021.

Ortiz R, Kishton R, Sinko L, Fingerman M, Morelan D, Wood J, and Venkataramani AS: Answering the call: assessing trends of child abuse inquiries in the wake of COVID-19. JAMA Pediatrics 175(8), Aug 2021.

Vasan A, Kenyon CC, Roberto CA, Fiks AG, Venkataramani AS: Association of remote versus in-person benefit delivery with WIC participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA Epub before print, Aug 2021.

Schofield H, Venkataramani AS: Poverty-related bandwidth constraints reduce the value of consumption. \{Poverty-related bandwidth constraints reduce the value of consumption} 118(35): e2102794118, Aug 2021.

Dean A, Kimmel S, McCallum J, Venkataramani AS: School districts are more likely to adopt mask mandates when teachers are unionized. Health Affairs 40(8): 1270-1276, Aug 2021.

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Last updated: 06/16/2022
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