Through her pilot project, Revathy Suryanarayana will study the relationship between out-of-pocket costs and HCV treatment initiation and completion among Medicare patients diagnosed with HCV, including older Baby Boomers and younger Medicare beneficiaries who have mental health and substance use disorders.
Revathy Suryanarayana is a rising fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. Her research primarily focuses on health and labor economics. Specifically, she studies how federal income support affects long-run crime and risky behaviors. She also collaborates on research involving tobacco policies across India and Japan. A 2022-2023 CHERISH pilot grant recipient, she works with Yuhua Bao and Shashi Kapadia to examine how out-of-pocket costs affect treatment outcomes for Medicare enrollees diagnosed with hepatitis C. Prior to her PhD education, she worked as a research associate at the Indian School of Business. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Warwick and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Delhi University.