Amitabh Chandra

Amitabh Chandra | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Amitabh Chandra | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Professor of Public Policy & Business, Harvard Kennedy School & Harvard Business School
Uncover the key to improving healthcare and distinguishing real opportunities from mere aspirations with Amitabh Chandra, speaker, economist, and innovation expert.
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Amitabh Chandra | Speaker Biography

Amitabh Chandra, a Harvard professor, teacher, TEDMED speaker, economist, and entrepreneur, is highly regarded for his expertise in innovation, regulation, disparities, and health policy. He is sought after by Congress, investors, employers, private companies, and journalists for his straightforward approach to improving healthcare and distinguishing real opportunities from mere aspirations.

Professor Chandra's research primarily focuses on innovation, productivity, pricing, technology in healthcare, medical malpractice, and disparities in healthcare. His work has been published in prestigious journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Professor Chandra has testified before the US Senate and the US Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served as a special commissioner on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Provider Price Reform. Furthermore, he is a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Health Advisors, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Professor Chandra has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field, including the Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award, the Kenneth Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics, the Eugene Garfield Award for Economic Impact on Medical Research, the NIHCM research award, and the ASHE Medal from the American Society of Health Economists.

His interests lie in the intersection of innovation and regulation in healthcare, particularly in identifying opportunities and challenges that surpass current policy debates. He is passionate about improving quality, reducing the cost of care through competition, encouraging innovation in delivery methods, and finding smarter ways to pay for advancements in treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's and oncology.

Professor Chandra has delivered speeches on various healthcare-related topics, including the future of healthcare reform in the US, the healthcare trilemma of access, quality, and innovation, and the balance between innovation and access in the bio-pharma industry. These discussions aim to shed light on the current state of healthcare and explore opportunities for improvement.

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