Atheendar S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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
Director, Penn Opportunity for Health Lab
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania
Blockley Hall, Rm 1301
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

Schoenbrunner A, Beckmeyer A, Kunnath N, Ibrahim A, Pawlike TM, Venkataramani AS, Kuzon WM, Diaz A: Association between California’s State Insurance Gender Nondiscrimination Act and utilization of gender affirming surgery. JAMA 329(10): 819-26, 2023.

Himmelstein K, Lawrence J, Jahn J, Caesar J, Morse M, Bassett M, Wispelwey B, Darity W, Venkataramani AS: Association between racial wealth disparities, reparations, and racial disparities in longevity among U.S. adults: 1992-2018. JAMA Network Open 5(11): e2240519, Nov 2022.

Dalembert G, Venkataramani AS, South E: How health systems can truly value Black lives: help close the racial wealth gap. STAT News Sep 2022 Notes:

South EC, Venkataramani AS, Dalembert G: Building Black wealth - the role of health systems in closing the gap. New England Journal of Medicine 387: 844-849, Sep 2022.

Singh M, Venkataramani AS (equal authorship): Capacity strain and racial disparities in hospital mortality. NBER Working Paper No. 30380 Aug 2022.

Eberly LA, Julien H, South EC, Venkataramani AS, Nathan AS, Anyawu EC, Dayoub E, Groeneveld PW, Khatana SAM: Association between community‐level violent crime and cardiovascular mortality in chicago: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association 11(14): e025168, Jul 2022.

Bennett C, Venkataramani AS, Henretig FM, Faerber J, Song L, Wood JN: Recent trends in marijuana-related hospital encounters in young children. Academic Pediatrics 22(4): 592-597, May 2022.

Wallace J, Smith J, Venkataramani AS: Supporting innovation in Medicaid policy – interventions to increase adoption of RCTs. New England Journal of Medicine 386: 1775-1777, May 2022.

Dean A, McCallum J, Kimmel S, Venkataramani AS: Resident mortality and worker infection rates from COVID-19 were lower in unionized nursing homes in the United States. Health Affairs 41(5): 751-759, Apr 2022.

O’Brien R, Bair E, Venkataramani AS: Death by robots? Automation and working-age mortality in the United States. Demography 59(2): 607-628, April 2022.

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Last updated: 07/14/2023
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