Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, MSc, is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Dr. Gupta’s primary research interest is in development assistance for health and clinical work in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He previously was a full-time Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Department of Health Metrics Sciences (HMS) from 2018-2020. During this time, Dr. Gupta helped lead a large research portfolio examining the global burden of non-communicable diseases using the most advanced epidemiologic methods. These efforts were primarily funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and focused on attributable disease from tobacco use globally, with particular focus on Mexico, Brazil, China, and Indonesia. A secondary area of focus included assessing the impact of environmental health considerations (e.g., air pollution) on chronic respiratory disease.
He concurrently holds an active commissioning as Major in the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Corps, where he serves a deployable critical care aerospace physician with the 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron based at Joint-Base Lewis McChord.. In this capacity, Dr. Gupta previously assisted with bolstering the emergency health crisis response capabilities of partner nations in Africa as part of the US State Department’s African Peacekeeping Rapid Response Partnership ("A-Prep”) initiative.
In his current role as Principal Scientist at Amazon Care, Dr. Gupta provides clinical and strategic leadership to the company’s growing effort in improving efficiency in primary healthcare delivery at scale.
Dr. Gupta received his BA from Princeton, MD from Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Master's in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and Master's in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, regular health policy contributor for national media outlets, and board member on several health-focused nonprofit organizations nationwide.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.
Hulland EN, Wiens KE, Shirude S, Morgan JD, Bertozzi-Villa A, Farag TH, Fullman N, Kraemer MUG, Miller-Petrie MK, Gupta V, Reiner RC, Rabinowitz P, Wasserheit JN, Bell BP, Hay SI, Weiss DJ, Pigott DM. Travel time to health facilities in areas of outbreak potential: maps for guiding local preparedness and response. BMC Medicine. 30 December 2019. doi:10.1186/s12916-019-1459-6.