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Divvy Upadhyay

Divvy Upadhyay

Research Associate

The intersection of medicine, policy, politics, and economics makes my life exciting; I could not have found a better place than the Urban Institute. It is inspiring to work here with well-established national experts that are treasure troves of knowledge and, more important, humble and willing to mentor.


Divvy Kant Upadhyay is a research associate in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he focuses on qualitative research on health reform measures at the federal and state levels. His broad range of policy research interests include the Affordable Care Act; reforms in health care delivery, physician payment, and federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid; health care pricing and markets, and anti-trust laws; and issues in medicine related to primary care, family practice, and diagnosis errors.

Before joining Urban, as 2012 Fellow of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, Upadhyay worked with the editorial team of Health Affairs. He had previously trained as a physician in India and came to the United States to pursue his interest in public health policy and health economics, which was fostered while working part-time during medical school as a journalist, covering health and education stories for a national newspaper.

Upadhyay holds an MPH with a focus on health policy and organization from the University of Alabama–Birmingham, where he received the School of Public Health Dean’s Award for Outstanding Student of the Year in 2012. He also holds an MBBS.

Research Areas

Health and Health Policy

Centers & Initiatives

Health Policy Center