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Sanjay Basu

Sanjay Basu

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Woods Institute for the Environment
MD, PhD, Medicine and Epidemiology, Yale University, 2009
MSc, Medical Anthropology, Oxford University, 2003
SB, Cognitive Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002


Sanjay Basu MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. He received his undergraduate degree from MIT before completing a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford before receiving his MD and PhD in  epidemiology at Yale. His research interests focus on global development and human health, and include the use of econometrics and simulation models to study how socioeconomic changes and social policy interventions affect primary disease risk among low-income populations. His current work includes studies on the health effects of economic shocks, global changes in chronic disease risk, and approaches to studying public health interventions using systems science methods.

Research Interests: 
Public Health Policy