Sahil Sandhu is pursuing an MD at Harvard Medical School. Sahil graduated from Duke University in 2020 with a self-designed bachelor’s degree in health innovation. He studied the use of evidence-based practice to design, implement, and evaluate new health innovations. He first became interested in healthcare after traveling to Western Kenya to help deliver an HIV prevention intervention. Since then, he has worked on various local and global health innovation research projects, ranging from artificial intelligence tools to new healthcare payment models. His research with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Duke Institute for Health Innovation has resulted in eight peer-reviewed publications.
Sahil’s particular passion has been on the social determinants of health. While at Duke, he founded a student volunteer program to help patients connect to community resources for their unmet social needs such food insecurity and housing instability. Prior to HMS, Sahil completed his Master’s in Health Services Research at Newcastle University as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar, where he explored the UK’s innovative models to integrate health and social services. Sahil aspires to become a physician committed to building a stronger and more equitable healthcare system.