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Atheendar Venkataramani, M.D.

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I am an attending physician and health economist in the Division of General Internal at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. My research broadly explores the life course determinants of adult health, human capital, and socioeconomic outcomes. My specific areas of interest are: (1) the effects of early life interventions on long-run health and economic outcomes, and the behavioral and biological mechanisms underlying these links; (2) the impacts of economic opportunities and economic policies on health investments; and (3) the relationship between economic vulnerability and HIV-related risk behaviors, particularly in the context of HIV prevention and treatment programs. My current projects are focused in South Africa, Uganda, Mexico, and the United States. Please visit my research website for a full list of publications, working papers, and ongoing projects: https://sites.google.com/site/atheendar/home.

Research
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  1. K23MH106362 (VENKATARAMANI, ATHEENDAR S.) Jul 8, 2015 - Mar 31, 2019
    NIH/NIMH
    Microenterprise to Improve Child Development in Households Exposed to HIV
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Venkataramani AS, Cook E, O'Brien RL, Kawachi I, Jena AB, Tsai AC. College affirmative action bans and smoking and alcohol use among underrepresented minority adolescents in the United States: A difference-in-differences study. PLoS Med. 2019 Jun; 16(6):e1002821. PMID: 31211777.
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  2. Bor J, Venkataramani AS, Williams DR, Tsai AC. Validity of details in databases logging police killings - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2019 04 06; 393(10179):1413. PMID: 30967210.
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  3. Berkowitz SA, Basu S, Venkataramani A, Reznor G, Fleegler EW, Atlas SJ. Association between access to social service resources and cardiometabolic risk factors: a machine learning and multilevel modeling analysis. BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 12; 9(3):e025281. PMID: 30862634.
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  4. Venkataramani AS, Chatterjee P. Early Medicaid Expansions and Drug Overdose Mortality in the USA: a Quasi-experimental Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan; 34(1):23-25. PMID: 30238403.
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  5. Himmelstein KEW, Venkataramani AS. Economic Vulnerability Among US Female Health Care Workers: Potential Impact of a $15-per-Hour Minimum Wage. Am J Public Health. 2019 Feb; 109(2):198-205. PMID: 30571300.
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  6. Huf SW, Volpp KG, Asch DA, Bair E, Venkataramani A. Association of Medicaid Healthy Behavior Incentive Programs With Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, and Annual Preventive Health Visits. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Dec 07; 1(8):e186185. PMID: 30646327.
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  7. Shah SJ, Schwamm LH, Cohen AB, Simoni MR, Estrada J, Matiello M, Venkataramani A, Rao SK. Virtual Visits Partially Replaced In-Person Visits In An ACO-Based Medical Specialty Practice. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 12; 37(12):2045-2051. PMID: 30633681.
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  8. Underhill K, Venkataramani A, Volpp KG. Fulfilling States' Duty to Evaluate Medicaid Waivers. N Engl J Med. 2018 Nov 22; 379(21):1985-1988. PMID: 30462942.
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  9. O'Brien RL, Neman T, Rudolph K, Casey J, Venkataramani A. Prenatal exposure to air pollution and intergenerational economic mobility: Evidence from U.S. county birth cohorts. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Nov; 217:92-96. PMID: 30296695.
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  10. Cook EE, Venkataramani AS, Kim JJ, Tamimi RM, Holmes MD. Legislation to Increase Uptake of HPV Vaccination and Adolescent Sexual Behaviors. Pediatrics. 2018 09; 142(3). PMID: 30104422.
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  11. Venkataramani AS, Gandhavadi MB, Jena AB. Professional Football Participation and Mortality-Reply. JAMA. 2018 07 03; 320(1):92-93. PMID: 29971396.
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  12. Venkataramani M, Pollack CE, DeCamp LR, Leifheit KM, Berger ZD, Venkataramani AS. Association of Maternal Eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program With Citizen Children's Participation in the Women, Infants, and Children Program. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jul 01; 172(7):699-701. PMID: 29813154.
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  13. Bor J, Venkataramani AS, Williams DR, Tsai AC. Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study. Lancet. 2018 07 28; 392(10144):302-310. PMID: 29937193.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Venkataramani AS, Gandhavadi M, Jena AB. Association Between Playing American Football in the National Football League and Long-term Mortality. JAMA. 2018 02 27; 319(8):800-806. PMID: 29392304.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Bor J, Fox MP, Rosen S, Venkataramani A, Tanser F, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Treatment eligibility and retention in clinical HIV care: A regression discontinuity study in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2017 Nov; 14(11):e1002463. PMID: 29182641.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Venkataramani AS, Tsai AC. Dreams Deferred - The Public Health Consequences of Rescinding DACA. N Engl J Med. 2017 Nov 02; 377(18):1707-1709. PMID: 28902574.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Cooper-Vince CE, Kakuhikire B, Vorechovska D, McDonough AQ, Perkins J, Venkataramani AS, Mushavi RC, Baguma C, Ashaba S, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. Household water insecurity, missed schooling, and the mediating role of caregiver depression in rural Uganda. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2017; 4:e15. PMID: 29230311.
    Citations: 2     
  18. Maughan-Brown B, Venkataramani AS. Accuracy and determinants of perceived HIV risk among young women in South Africa. BMC Public Health. 2017 07 21; 18(1):42. PMID: 28732496.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. Venkataramani, AS Shah, SJ O'Brien, RL Kawachi, I Tsai, AC. Health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration programme: a quasi-experimental study. The Lancet Public Health. 2017; 4(2): e175–e181. View Publication.
  20. Venkataramani AS, Shah SJ, O'Brien R, Kawachi I, Tsai AC. Health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration programme: a quasi-experimental study. Lancet Public Health. 2017 04; 2(4):e175-e181. PMID: 29253449.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. O'Brien RL, Venkataramani AS, Tsai AC. Economic Mobility and the Mortality Crisis Among US Middle-aged Whites. Epidemiology. 2017 03; 28(2):e12-e13. PMID: 27787290.
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  22. Kakuhikire B, Suquillo D, Atuhumuza E, Mushavi R, Perkins JM, Venkataramani AS, Weiser SD, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. A livelihood intervention to improve economic and psychosocial well-being in rural Uganda: Longitudinal pilot study. SAHARA J. 2016 12; 13(1):162-9. PMID: 27619011.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  23. Venkataramani AS, Brigell R, O'Brien R, Chatterjee P, Kawachi I, Tsai AC. Economic opportunity, health behaviours, and health outcomes in the USA: a population-based cross-sectional study. The Lancet Public Health. 2016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S246. View Publication.
  24. Venkataramani AS, Brigell R, O'Brien R, Chatterjee P, Kawachi I, Tsai AC. Economic opportunity, health behaviours, and health outcomes in the USA: a population-based cross-sectional study. Lancet Public Health. 2016 11; 1(1):e18-e25. PMID: 29253376.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Maughan-Brown B, Lloyd N, Bor J, Venkataramani AS. Changes in self-reported HIV testing during South Africa's 2010/2011 national testing campaign: gains and shortfalls. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(1):20658. PMID: 27072532.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Venkataramani AS, Bor J, Jena AB. Regression discontinuity designs in healthcare research. BMJ. 2016 Mar 14; 352:i1216. PMID: 26977086.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Tsai AC, Venkataramani AS. Syndemics and Health Disparities: A Methodological Note. AIDS Behav. 2016 Feb; 20(2):423-30. PMID: 26662266.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  28. Venkataramani AS, Chatterjee P, Kawachi I, Tsai AC. Economic Opportunity, Health Behaviors, and Mortality in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar; 106(3):478-84. PMID: 26691108.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Chatterjee P, Venkataramani AS, Martin EG. Organ Donation and New Policies--Reply: Do We Need to Act Less Generally and More Locally? JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Dec; 175(12):2000. PMID: 26641362.
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  30. Bor J, Geldsetzer P, Venkataramani A, Bärnighausen T. Quasi-experiments to establish causal effects of HIV care and treatment and to improve the cascade of care. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2015 Nov; 10(6):495-501. PMID: 26371463.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Tsai AC, Venkataramani AS. Communal bereavement and resilience in the aftermath of a terrorist event: Evidence from a natural experiment. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Dec; 146:155-63. PMID: 26517292.
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  32. Vaduganathan M, Venkataramani AS, Bhatt DL. Moving Toward Global Primordial Prevention in Cardiovascular Disease: The Heart of the Matter. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Oct 06; 66(14):1535-1537. PMID: 26429076.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Tsai AC, Venkataramani AS. The causal effect of education on HIV stigma in Uganda: Evidence from a natural experiment. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Oct; 142:37-46. PMID: 26282707.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Chatterjee P, Venkataramani AS, Vijayan A, Wellen JR, Martin EG. The Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation and Transplantation in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8):1323-9. PMID: 26030386.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Tsai AC, Venkataramani AS. A More Robust Test of the Penrose Hypothesis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Jul; 72(7):735-6. PMID: 25945426.
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  36. Maughan-Brown B, Godlonton S, Thornton R, Venkataramani AS. What Do People Actually Learn from Public Health Campaigns? Incorrect Inferences About Male Circumcision and Female HIV Infection Risk Among Men and Women in Malawi. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jul; 19(7):1170-7. PMID: 25155700.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Bhalotra, S.R. Fernandez, M. Venkataramani, A.S. The Right Tail and the Right Tale: The Gender Wage Gap in Mexico. In Polancheck, S.W., Tatsiramos, K., and Zimmerman, K.F., eds. Gender Convergence in the Labor Market (Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 41),. 2015.
  38. Venkataramani AS, Thirumurthy H, Haberer JE, Ii YB, Siedner MJ, Kembabazi A, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC. CD4+ cell count at antiretroviral therapy initiation and economic restoration in rural Uganda. AIDS. 2014 May 15; 28(8):1221-6. PMID: 24406678.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Gummerson E, Maughan-Brown B, Venkataramani A. Who is taking up voluntary medical male circumcision? Early evidence from Tanzania. AIDS. 2013 Oct 23; 27(16):2657-9. PMID: 23939242.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Venkataramani AS, Maughan-Brown B. Effects of household shocks and poverty on the timing of traditional male circumcision and HIV risk in South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2013 Jun; 17(5):1668-74. PMID: 23536141.
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  41. Maughan-Brown B, Venkataramani AS. Incorrect beliefs about male circumcision and male-to-female HIV transmission risk in South Africa: implications for prevention. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Apr 01; 62(4):e121-3. PMID: 24135737.
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  42. Maughan-Brown B, Venkataramani AS. Learning that circumcision is protective against HIV: risk compensation among men and women in Cape Town, South Africa. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40753. PMID: 22829883.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Venkataramani AS. Early life exposure to malaria and cognition in adulthood: evidence from Mexico. J Health Econ. 2012 Sep; 31(5):767-80. PMID: 22906550.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Venkataramani AS, Martin EG, Vijayan A, Wellen JR. The impact of tax policies on living organ donations in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2012 Aug; 12(8):2133-40. PMID: 22487077.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Maughan-Brown B, Venkataramani AS, Nattrass N, Seekings J, Whiteside AW. A cut above the rest: traditional male circumcision and HIV risk among Xhosa men in Cape Town, South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Dec 15; 58(5):499-505. PMID: 21909030.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Maughan-Brown B, Venkataramani AS. Measuring concurrent partnerships: potential for underestimation in UNAIDS recommended method. AIDS. 2011 Jul 31; 25(12):1549-51. PMID: 21617519.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  47. Venkataramani AS, Fried BJ. Effect of worldwide oil price fluctuations on biomass fuel use and child respiratory health: evidence from Guatemala. Am J Public Health. 2011 Sep; 101(9):1668-74. PMID: 21778480.
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  48. Venkataramani AS, Maughan-Brown B, Nattrass N, Ruger JP. Social grants, welfare, and the incentive to trade-off health for income among individuals on HAART in South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2010 Dec; 14(6):1393-400. PMID: 20033277.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Venkataramani AS, Shanmugam KR, Ruger JP. HEALTH, TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY, AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN INDIAN DISTRICTS. J Econ Dev. 2010 Dec; 35(4):1-23. PMID: 25419029.
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  50. Venkataramani AS. The intergenerational transmission of height: evidence from rural Vietnam. Health Econ. 2011 Dec; 20(12):1448-67. PMID: 22025389.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Fried B, Lagunes P, Venkataramani AS . Corruption and Inequality at the Crossroad: A Multi-Method Study of Bribery and Discrimination in Latin America. Latin American Research and Review. 2010; 45(1):76-97.
  52. Shanmugam KR, Venkataramani AS. Technical Efficiency in Agricultural Production and Its Determinants: An Exploratory Study at the District Level. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2006; 61(2):169-184.
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