About Us


The Harvard Health Policy Review draws its staff from Harvard students across all disciplines. Staff members fulfill editorial and business responsibilities, soliciting and editing articles from outside contributors and forming partnerships with organizations and corporations oriented towards health care.

  • Editor-in-Chief, Pragya Kakani
  • Managing Editor, Marissa Suchyta
  • Publisher, Linda Zhang
  • Business Manager, Bradford McGann
  • Co-Chairs, Graphics and Design, Esther Lim & Edna Wang


  • Senior Editors, Features, James Sun & Allan Hsiao
  • Senior Editor, Student Contributions, Sifon Ndon
  • Senior Editor, Health Highlights, Brandon Jones
  • Senior Editor, Online Content, Young Kwon
  • Associate Editor, Sarib Hussain
  • Associate Editor, Nikhil Mehandru
  • Associate Editor, Claire Motyl
  • Associate Editor, Arifeen Rahman
  • Associate Editor, Katie Rainer
  • Associate Editor, Edna Wang
  • Editor and International Correspondent, Edward Maile

Online Columnists

  • Anthony Almazan
  • Jordan Canedy
  • Vanessa Decembre
  • Nick Moore 

Board of Advisors

The HHPR Board of Advisors includes experts from various arenas of health policy, and advise the editorial staff on an as-needed basis about various operations of the publication. Given their extensive experience in academia, public policy, and as journal editors themselves, our advisors provide HHPR with a strong foundation and help ensure that HHPR produces high quality publications each year.


David Cutler, PhD

Dr. David Cutler is an Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and as a distinguished expert in the fields of health and public economics. In the public sphere, Professor Cutler served on the Council of Economic Advisors under Clinton and was a Senior Health Care Advisor for the Obama Presidential Campaign. For his extensive work but in the academic and public arenas, he has been named one of the 30 people that could have a powerful impact on healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine.


MaryJo DelVecchio Good, PhD

Dr. Good is a Professor of Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. As a medical anthropologist, Her research investigates the role of culture and political economy on medical practice including clinical realities and dilemmas encountered by physicians. She also served as the Editor-in-Chief of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry: An International Journal of Comparative Cross-Cultural Research, and has led several international outreach efforts. These include efforts to develop mental health services in Indonesia, and more broadly as a member of the steering committee for the International Forum for Social Science in Health.


Peter Grant, JD

Peter Grant is a health care attorney and is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. He has worked on various insurance regulation, reimbursement, and antitrust issues. Mr. Grant lectures regularly before numerous organizations, including the AMA, AHA, AMGA, MGMA, ACHE, the Harvard Business and Law Schools and the University of California’s Institute for Health Policy Studies.


Haiden Huskamp, PhD

Dr. Haiden Huskamp is a Professor of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School and focuses on three primary areas of research: mental health policy, prescription drug policy, and end of life care. She also has previous experience working in the public sector at the National Governor’s Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Warner Slack, MD

Dr. Warner Slack is a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is a leader in the field of Clinical Informatics. His extensive research career has focused on how to improve communication between different parties in health care. As an expert in this field, Dr. Slack was the editor-in-chief of the journal MD Computing and also serves as the co-president of the Center for Clinical Computing in Boston.

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