Birju Rao

Student and Writer in Chicago, Illinois

Birju Rao

Student and Writer in Chicago, Illinois

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As a medical student at the University of Illinois in Chicago, I have developed an interest in understanding coordination within health systems specifically, modeling physician and patient behavior in the clinic.

With a degree in Economics from Northwestern University, I have used tools from behavioral economics to work with the Chicago Dept. of Public Health and Children's Memorial Hospital in using health education as a platform to improve public health in low-income Chicago communities.

In addition, I write policy and special interest pieces for KevinMD and the Chicago Medical Society Magazine.

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