Pooja Yerramilli is a Health Specialist (Young Professionals Program) at the World Bank and a Board-certified Internal Medicine physician. She is passionate about advancing health equity and health emergency preparedness, response, and resilience (HEPR), by improving multisectoral social determinants of health (SDOH) and universal health coverage (UHC) - with focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), primary health care (PHC), and human resources for health (HRH). At the World Bank, her work focuses on UHC and HEPR. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was a Global Medicine Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, as well as the Policy Advisor for Seed Global Health (an NGO that focuses on strengthening HRH in countries with significant shortages). Previously, she led and contributed to academic, advocacy, and policy projects on SDOH, UHC, and NCDs at the World Health Organization, Harvard University, and several NGOs including the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YPCDN).
She completed her BA in Political Science (concentrating on global health politics & policy) at Yale University; MSc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing at LSE/LSHTM; and MD at University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine/Global Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard University).
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