Tamar Chukrun

Duke University

Tamar is a fifth-year MD/MBA student at Duke University School of Medicine and the Fuqua School of Business. She is passionate about housing and health, behavioral health and primary care integration, and payment innovation for health-related social needs (HRSN). In 2019, Tamar founded the WellNest Housing Support Program to provide furniture, moving services, and social support to community members transitioning out of homelessness. She was awarded the A. C. Reid Schweitzer Fellowship for her work. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tamar served as operations lead for a program providing at-home produce delivery to food-insecure patients referred by healthcare providers. During her MBA summer, she interned at Optum Behavioral Health, advising on staffing strategy for the largest behavioral healthcare delivery network in the country. Tamar is currently a quality intern at Author Health, where she is analyzing HRSN strategy for older adults living with serious mental illness. Tamar graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2017 with a BS in Public Health and a minor in Chemistry.