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Anant S. Murthy

Fellowships Awarded: 2004

Anant S. Murthy is a first-year doctoral student in the School’s Department of International Health. He earned his bachelor of arts at the University of Rochester with a double major in Health and Society and Political Science and a master of science in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His doctoral work will focus on economic evaluation of the public health consequences of industrial animal production, international trade in agriculture and rural development.

Murthy’s interests in public health, economic analysis and policy have led to his multidisciplinary research goal to analyze the benefits and costs of industrial animal production and the current regulatory framework. His hope is to develop economic evaluation techniques that will help guide policymakers’ decision in the future. Murthy’s doctoral advisor is Kevin D. Frick, PhD, associate professor in Health Policy and Management and International Health.