Bio

Dr. Abraar Karan is an internal medicine resident at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also part of the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. Additionally, Abraar is the co-founder of hour72+ insect repellent, winner of the 2018 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, and a columnist at the British Medical Journal.

He earned his MD from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine where he was Student Body President, and his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His primary interest is in global health, particularly health politics and health systems strengthening with a focus on the socioeconomic and ethical aspects of care delivery. He has worked throughout Latin America, Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He was recently named a 2018 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovator by MedTech Boston, as well as a 2018 STAT News Wunderkind.

His work has been featured in the NEJM, The Lancet, The BMJ, Academic Medicine, NPR, Huffpost, the Boston Globe, The Journal of Global Health, and other major publications. His book, "Protecting the Health of the Poor", was released in December 2015 and is available on Amazon.

Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011, where he was honored as a Yale Journalism Scholar. At Yale, he was the first dual Editor-in-Chief of both the Yale Journal of Public Health and the Yale Journal of Medicine and Law. In 2016-2017, as a Yale Parker Huang Fellow, Abraar conducted an anthropological research study in India exploring sex trafficking and intergenerational prostitution in Hyderabad and Delhi.

Email: abk655@mail.harvard.edu