Bhav Jain

Bhav Jain is pursuing an MD at the Stanford School of Medicine to study the intersection of medicine, management, and policy. In addition to the Samvid Scholarship, he is a recipient of the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship and Harry S. Truman Scholarship. 

Bhav graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and brain and cognitive sciences. At MIT, he was a Legatum Fellow and received the 40 Under 40 in Cancer Award. 

Bhav lived in Ontario, Canada before immigrating to the United States in the fourth grade. Having traveled to his parents’ home of India every year during his childhood, Bhav has been grateful to gain a global, multicultural perspective on pressing social challenges. 

His research on healthcare delivery, social determinants of health, and value-based care has been published in outlets such as Nature Medicine, The Lancet Digital Health, JAMA Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, American Journal of Public Health, Cancer, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and American Journal of Managed Care. While at MIT, he launched The Connected Foundation, which forges intergenerational connections between youth and seniors, and Compass, an SMS platform that streamlines patient intake and scheduling. Most recently, he served as a Fellow at the Boston Public Health Commission to implement interventions aimed at curbing substance abuse and homelessness.  

As a physician-policymaker, Bhav aspires to create high-value, evidence-based healthcare systems that transform clinical care globally. In particular, he seeks to innovate at both public- and private-sector organizations during his career to improve the quality of and lower the cost of patient care. 

In his free time, Bhav loves cooking, playing tennis, running, and dancing Bhangra, a traditional South Asian folk dance.