Aditi Vasan MD, MSHP
Aditi Vasan (she/her) is a faculty member at PolicyLab and an attending physician with the Division of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as the faculty lead for PolicyLab's Health Equity Portfolio. Dr. Vasan is passionate about health equity, and her research is centered on improving health outcomes for children and families living in poverty. Her current work is focused on understanding and addressing the impact of social determinants of health on child health outcomes, implementing and evaluating social needs screening and referral programs, alleviating families' barriers to government benefit program participation, and exploring the relationship between childhood food insecurity, government nutrition benefit program participation, and children's health care utilization and expenditures.
Dr. Vasan received her BA in Molecular Biology and Global Health and Health Policy at Princeton University, and her MD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also received a Master in Health Policy Research (MSHP) at the University of Pennsylvania, as a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at CHOP, where she also served as chief resident.