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Victor Roy, MD, PhD

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Victor Roy, MD, PhD


Victor Roy MD, PhD (VA Scholar) is a family physician and sociologist working to achieve health equity through scholarship, education, and solidarity-based change efforts in local and global communities.

He recently completed residency training in family medicine at Boston University, serving clinically at Boston Medical Center and Codman Square Health Center. Alongside his medical degree from Northwestern University as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, he earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge scholarship. His doctoral thesis centered on the political economy of drug pricing and access to medicines via the case of curative treatments for hepatitis C and will be the subject of a forthcoming book published by the University of California Press. Previously, he co-founded and served as Executive Director of GlobeMed, a network of students on university campuses partnering with communities around the world to tackle poverty and health inequity. He is the grandson of a physician and a village health worker from rural West Bengal, India.

Career and Research Interests: He plans to investigate the political economy of care infrastructures and access to health technologies in order to build systems of accompaniment that improve the health of structurally vulnerable patients. During his post-doctoral fellowship, he is exploring varied interests in advancing public sector and mission-driven systems for health (i.e. technology R&D); architecting responses to health inequities in areas such as addiction and maternal-child health; crafting health equity education with a focus on structural competency for students and trainees.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Cambridge
  • MD
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine