Taruja Karmarkar, PhD, MHS

NPC and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Post-doctoral Health Policy Fellow

Taruja Karmarkar

Taruja Karmarkar, PhD, MHS, is the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy post-doctoral health policy fellow. Dr. Karmarkar’s research interests include pharmacoeconomics, outcomes research, and health services research and policy.   

Dr. Karmarkar completed her doctoral dissertation using various analytic strategies to understand treatment patterns and quantify the value of direct-acting antiviral therapies for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C. Using electronic health records, she identified predictors of treatment, potential resource offsets and the cost-effectiveness of different treatment paradigms.

During her doctoral studies, she worked with the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center, the Center for Health Disparities Solutions and the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness. She also worked as a graduate intern at the Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Research Institute as part of her dissertation work.

Dr. Karmarkar holds a PhD and MHS in Health Economics and Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her BA in Economics from New York University.