Over the years, my research interests have evolved, following my overall passions related to medicine and academia. Within the field of medicine, I am particularly interested in cost-effective healthcare delivery. The United States has some of the finest physicians and facilities in the world. However, access and utilization of healthcare is often complicated by financial constraints. These challenges, which may begin within the hospital, are often passed to patients. While can afford world-class healthcare with insurance support, many cannot. The result is a higher disease burden and complication rate through the loss of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

Starting from the time I was an EMT, and throughout my tenure in medical school, I have enjoyed helping improve medical education. My initial experiences in making improvements arose from small-scale, non-scientific surveys as a member of the student council. I have also participated in peer-reviewed research studies in medical education. While sitting on a number of committees during my tenure as Vice President of Administration, the size and scope of these endeavors grew.

At present, I have several ongoing projects. Along with most of the world in 2020, I am currently analyzing data from the COVID-19 pandemic with Dr. Shekhar Mishra. In a parallel field, I am also studying the impact of the pandemic on the NRMP match with Dr. Srineil Vuthaluru. Finally, I am continuing an older project identifying the areas in which India’s healthcare system is optimized for cost efficiency over the US healthcare system, through an analysis of procedural costs and treatment modalities.

You can read more about my current and past research projects below.

COVID-19 Dashboard

This dashboard is sourced and automatically updated from Dr. Pranav Mishra’s Github at https://github.com/pranavmishra90/COVID-19.

A deductive approach to modeling the spread of COVID-19

Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2), previously known as 2019-nCoV, is responsible for the atypical pneumonia pandemic designated as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The confirmed number of cases…

Invasive Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Nasopharynx and Cranium in a 21-year-old male

A 21-year-old, Hepatitis-B positive, Indian male referred from a tertiary-care center to Kasturba Hospital presents with watering and protrusion of right eye, nose block, rapid swelling over the left forehead, and diffuse headache. The patient was apparently asymptomatic 1.5 months prior when he experienced an onset of continuous watering right eye associated with redness and itching. The patient concurrently developed a sudden onset of nose block, associated with epistaxis 4-5 times daily. One-month prior, the right eye began protruding, without any diplopia or vision change. A forehead swelling appeared 20 days prior.

Preventative and Social Medicine Research

Research Summary Through the Department of Community Medicine (Preventative and Social Medicine), two studies done between August 2014 and May 2015. Medical students with the Department of Community Medicine at…

Pyk2 and Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis

In the summer of 2010, I was awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Washington University in St. Louis. The fellowship is offers 10+ weeks of funded research, backed…