SANJAY BASU, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University and an affiliate of the Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality. He received his undergraduate training from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford before completing his MD and PhD in epidemiology at Yale University.
Dr. Basu specializes in the development of computer models that can serve as platforms for understanding how to improve disease prevention programs. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in leading medical journals and has served as an advisor to UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Dr. Basu's research focuses on effective public health strategies for disease prevention, with a focus on communities with limited resources. His models help predict unexpected consequences of health policies, so that a program's adverse effects can be anticipated and prevented.
Dr. Basu previously worked with Partners in Health, Oxfam International and Nyaya Health (which he co-founded) and brings his experience in global health concerns to his current research studies. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and on MSNBC, Fox News and National Public Radio.