Raj Vatsa is a 4th-year student in the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program, having completed his first two years of medical school prior to enrolling in the PhD Program in Health Policy. Raj graduated from Harvard College in 2018 with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. During his undergraduate years, experiences working at the Stop TB Partnership on the rollout of TB innovations in LMICs and research at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health on causal inference cultivated Raj’s passion for global health equity and for applying quantitative methods to health decision making. Currently, his research interests include: 1) evaluating strategies to enhance maternal health outcomes and equity domestically and abroad; and 2) integrating methods in causal inference and machine learning to identify optimal policies for clinical scenarios involving dynamic treatment decisions.