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Tarang Parekh, MS, MBBS

PhD Candidate, Health Services Research

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


Education


2022 Ph.D. (c) Health Services Research,

George Mason University, USA

2017 M.S. Health and Medical Policy,

George Mason University, USA

2014 M.B.B.S. Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery,

Gujarat University, India

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by. I am a doctoral candidate for Health Services Research (Health Policy track) in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. I am also a physician trained in India. My transition from clinical practice to public health policy has been driven by the witnessed seasonal epidemics in India, which are primarily because of socioeconomic disparities, and limited health literacy of risk factors.

My research focus areas include social determinants of health and disparities in chronic disease risk factors and outcomes, substance use problems - mainly marijuana and e-cigarette use, and aging/disability research.

My work has been published in several journals including, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Epidemiology, Stroke, American Journal of Cardiology, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Disability and Health, among others. I also serve on the editorial board of BMC Public Health's section on Social Determinants of Health.