Pragya Kakani

Pragya Kakani

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G5, Economics)

Pragya Kakani graduated with an AB from Harvard College in 2014. As an undergraduate, Pragya was a recipient of the Thomas Hoopes Prize for excellence in undergraduate research and the John Dowling thesis prize. After graduation Pragya spent three years working in healthcare management consulting at L.E.K. Consulting. During her time at L.E.K., she worked on over fifteen consulting projects for payers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies on a variety of topics including mergers and acquisitions, social determinants of health, post-acute care, value-based contracting, and drug launch strategy. While at L.E.K., Pragya also became involved with health policy research at Harvard under the guidance of Drs. Meredith Rosenthal and Anna Sinaiko and worked on projects related to drivers of spending variation in cancer care. As a graduate student she has worked on projects related to price variation and hospital quality with Drs. Meredith Rosenthal, Anna Sinaiko, and Amitabh Chandra. Her work in the program has been supported by the AHRQ T-32 Training Grant and the NBER Pre-doctoral fellowship in Health and Aging.

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