Sanjay Basu
Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD
Faculty

Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, is a primary care physician and epidemiologist. He is the Director of Research at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, as well as Vice President of Research and Population Health at Collective Health. Dr. Basu received his education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), and Yale before completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of California in San Francisco. He has previously worked with organizations to create and evaluate a supply chain to deliver high-cost medicines to low-income patients, mitigate the spread of drug-resistant infections in hospitals, build a rural hospital and community healthcare worker network, and address food insecurity through a community-based food assistance program. He had published over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, been named to the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” List by Foreign Policy Magazine, awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, and received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.  His work has focused on preventing and treating chronic diseases, reducing the health effects of financial shocks and other adverse social determinants of health, improving access to essential healthcare services, and improving primary care infrastructure and quality. He co-founded Possible Health and serves as a Fellow at Imperial College London and an Associate Professor at University of Toronto. He currently practices medicine at San Francisco's Integrated Care Center, a primary care, behavioral health, substance abuse, and oral health center for unhoused people.