Kaushik Venkatesh

Harvard University

Kaushik Venkatesh, MBA, MPH is a third-year M.D. Candidate at Harvard Medical School. He received an MPH in Health Policy from The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health in 2021. During this time, he worked as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAMS) developing stem cell models of skin cancer. He also received an MBA with focus in Clinical Research from The George Washington University School of Business and School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2020. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Biological Science in 2018.

Kaushik is deeply interested in digital health through research and policy work. He conducts research on data commercialization, informed consent, and consumer-patient privacy at Harvard Business School/London School of Economics. In addition, he investigates dermatology innovation, financing, and care delivery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has authored several peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Health Affairs, Nature Digital Medicine, and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. His research topics have included venture capital investments in health care, digital health policy and law, precision health modeling, and large language models.

Kaushik serves as an Editorial Board member at Nature Digital Medicine, Section Editor at Journal of Medical Internet Research – Medical Education, and member of the AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group. He is an at-large representative on the Loudoun County Health Commission for 400k residents in Virginia. Prior to medical school, he also founded two nonprofits, Telederm Outreach (international teledermatology) and Aldercare (senior care).