Kuldeep Yadav is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center and the Fostering Improvements in End-of- Life Decision Science (FIELDS) Program.
His research interests lie at the intersection of epidemiology, decision science, and critical care. He has worked with multiple physician-scientists at the PAIR Center to identify the prevalence of advance directives within the US, examine intensivists’ psychological characteristics attributable to variation in patient care, and explore physicians’ understanding and use of cognitive heuristics and choice architecture that influence shared decision making. His research contributions have resulted notable journal publications and international conference presentations. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in May 2015, triple majoring in Cell Biology & Neuroscience (CBN), Psychology, and Decision Making & Cognitive Neuroscience. He also acquired a Rutgers Civic Scholars Certificate. He concurrently completed two undergraduate honors theses in CBN and Psychology under Dr. Timothy A. Otto and Dr. Gretchen B. Chapman, respectively.
He received competitive research funding for multiple consecutive years through both intuitional and external awards, which include the Aresty Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Dorothy and David Cooper Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant. He has been a certified emergency medical technician in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 2009 and 2019, respectively, as well as an American Heart Association accredited CPR/BLS instructor since 2014.