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I am an internal medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I am also part of the Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. My primary academic interest is in understanding how we stop emerging infectious disease epidemics. From February 2020 until October 2020, I worked on COVID19 response at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. I am currently working as a researcher for the Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) on the epidemiology of global COVID19 spread. In Summer 2021, I will be starting an infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, where I will be focusing my research on the epidemiology of emerging pathogens.

Medium’s 50 Experts to Trust in a Pandemic

My past work over the last 12 years has been primarily in the field of global health throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. I write a column in the British Medical Journal, and publish regularly in the lay press.

I am honored to be recognized as a 40 Under 40 NMQF Leader in Health, a STAT News Wunderkind, and a Medtech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovator. I was recently named to Medium’s “50 Experts to Follow During a Pandemic” List.

Harvard Websites:
http://scholar.harvard.edu/abraarkaran
https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/136724