Vasu Sunkara is an Associate at the Department of Economics, where he is completing postdoctoral training under the supervision of Dr. Amartya Sen. He received his MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2009. He is simultaneously completing a PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in Health Services. His research is underpinned by a strong interest in resolving health and social inequalities through the application of quantitative methods. Current areas of investigation are in comparative effectiveness research and the putative association between cancer and economics.