Reshma Ramachandran, MD, MPP, (VA Scholar) is a graduate of the family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Prior to this role, Reshma worked as an Assistant Scientist as part of the IDEA Initiative at Johns Hopkins, where she focused on antimicrobial resistance and access to medicines including state and federal drug pricing proposals. Reshma trained in medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she served as the first PharmFree Fellow with the American Medical Student Association focused on removing the undue influence of pharmaceutical companies on both prescribing and medical education from academic medical centers. She currently serves as a board member of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) North America and part of the National Steering Committee for the Doctors for America Drug Affordability Action Team.
Research Interests: Analyzing strategic levers across the pharmaceutical and medical device value chain where interventions might be applied to ensure access to quality, affordable treatment.