Addressing the large and growing burden of non-communicable diseases in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region requires better prevention and screening but also improving diagnosis, treatment, and control of the conditions once they have developed. This needs concerted action by health systems, healthcare providers and patients, as well as other stakeholders – such as … [Read more...] about Beyond Diagnosis: Improving Treatment and Control of Chronic Conditions
Nikkil Sudharsanan is the Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science for Disease Prevention and Health Care of the Technical University of Munich. He examines ways to use behavioral science to improve the effectiveness of health care and health messaging. Their current work is focused on preventing cardiovascular diseases in aging middle-income countries like India, Indonesia, and Cambodia, improving the effectiveness of public health insurance in India, and generating evidence on how to communicate health information to the public in the age of COVID-19 and public mistrust in science. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health and a David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He received his PhD in Population Studies and MS in Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania.