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Smitha Ganeshan is an MD/MBA candidate at Harvard University with interests in healthcare management and healthcare delivery transformation. Her aim is to ultimately work toward building a health system that delivers high quality, affordable care. She currently helps lead a student-faculty collaborative clinic with seven different clinical sites that provides care for a wide range of patient populations. She also conducts research on healthcare costing and care delivery innovations. Smitha graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Biology in 2014.
Krishan is a 4th year student at Harvard Medical School. Originally from Queens, he completed his undergraduate degree at CUNY Hunter College, majoring in chemistry. He is currently taking an additional year to complete the MMSc degree in medical education at Harvard, with his thesis work focused on experiential learning and peer teaching. He will be applying into internal medicine later this year, with plans to specialize in either critical care or infectious disease. Ultimately, Krishan aspires to become a clinician educator, while conducting research that contributes towards evidence-based methods in medical education.
Jonathan E. Fried is an internal medicine resident in the Brigham & Women's Hospital Program in Primary Care and Population Medicine. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Jonathan is passionate about health policy and health systems improvement. He has researched the financial implications of primary care-based buprenorphine prescribing, assisted a major national health insurer create new specialty payment models, and developed a quality measurement strategy for a rural hospital global budget model in Pennsylvania. Before medical school, Jonathan worked at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where he supported the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, a national effort to transform primary care.