Paula Chatterjee, MD, MPH

pchat@upenn.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellow, General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Paula Chatterjee, MD, MPH, is a physician and post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include health policy, health economics and public health. She has a focused interest in improving resource allocation in a variety of settings, including the health care safety net. In 2016, she received the Daniel E. Ford Award from the Johns Hopkins Department of General Internal Medicine for her work, “The Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation and Transplantation in the United States." Her findings showed that current state-based policies designed to increase organ donation have had a minimal impact over the past three decades and that novel policy designs are needed. She has also applied quantitative methods to understand the effect of value-based purchasing policies on the viability of safety-net hospitals in the United States. Her work has appeared in JAMA, Health Affairs, and the American Journal of Public Health. Paula completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2017. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2014, and received her MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology in 2010 and her BSc in Molecular Biology and Political Science in 2009 from Yale University.