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Kristen Panthagani

Hospital Resident

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Kristen Panthagani


Kristen Panthagani, MD, PhD is a resident physician and Yale Emergency Scholar at Yale New Haven Hospital, completing a combined Emergency Medicine residency and research fellowship. She graduated from the Medical Scientist Training (MD/PhD) Program at Baylor College of Medicine in 2021, receiving a PhD in Genetics and Genomics in 2020 for her thesis work studying the human microbiome and the health impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Her research interests include population health, epidemiology, clinical informatics, communication and misinformation. During the pandemic, she developed an interest and science communication and education for the general public and founded the independent website 'You Can Know Things,' which helps explain the science of the pandemic in a way everybody can understand, with an emphasis on addressing misinformation with evidence-based medicine.