Sunita Desai is a health economist. Her research investigates how policies and incentives shape health care provider behavior and organizational structure. She also examines the role of information and price transparency in consumer decision-making in health care. Her work has been published in leading journals including JAMA and Health Affairs and has been covered by media outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post. She was awarded a 2017-2018 Becker Friedman Institute Health Economics Fellowship.
She is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine with secondary appointments in the Department of Economics at NYU Stern and Health Policy at NYU Wagner.
From 2015 to 2017, Sunita was a Seidman Fellow in Health Policy and Economics at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Sunita received her PhD in Health Care Management and Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and her BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
PhD from University of Pennsylvania
Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy
New England journal of medicine. 2018 May 24; 378(21):2053-2054
New England journal of medicine. 2018 Feb 08; 378(6):539-548
Journal of medical economics. 2017 Aug 24; 20(12):1252-1260
Health affairs. 2017 Aug 01; 36(8):1401-1407
Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision & financing. 2017 Jan 01; 54:46958017709104-46958017709104
British medical journal. BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2016 Dec 14; 355:i6357-i6357
Clinical trials. 2016 Aug; 13(4):425-433
JAMA. 2016 May 03; 315(17):1874-1881