Reshma Ramachandran, M.D., M.P.P.

Reshma Ramachandran, M.D., M.P.P., is a health services researcher, family physician, and National Clinician Scholars Program fellow at Yale School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the realignment of incentives for healthcare stakeholders including pharmaceutical companies and hospitals towards prioritizing patients over profits. Prior to this role, Reshma worked as research faculty as part of the Innovation + Design Enabling Access (IDEA) Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she focused on antimicrobial resistance and access to medicines including state and federal drug pricing proposals. She and her colleagues supported efforts in Maryland among other states to curb high drug prices by helping draft legislation, providing background materials, and offering testimony to legislators. Dr. Ramachandran trained in both medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She completed her family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Previously, she served as the first PharmFree Fellow with the American Medical Student Association focused on removing the undue influence of pharmaceutical companies on prescribing behavior and medical education. She currently serves as co-Chair of the National Steering Committee for the Doctors for America Drug Affordability Action Team. She also is a board member of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) North America and the American Medical Student Association Foundation.