PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G3, Economics)
Sumit graduated with a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and an MD from the Mayo Clinic. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He obtained a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, during which time he did research on benzodiazepine prescribing, physician burnout, blue-collar workers’ ACA insurance gains, and Medicare’s new billing codes. In 2018, he received the Mack Lipkin Senior Associate award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs. He sees patients as a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as a hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance. His research interests include evaluating how social and economic policy influence access to and utilization of health care, as well as strengthening primary care and evaluating payment and delivery reform.