Santanu Kumar Datta
Assistant Professor in Medicine

BS, MBA, MS from Florida State University; PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning his undergraduate degree in chemistry, Dr. Datta went on to earn an MBA in finance and a masters degree in economics at Florida State University. He then went to the University of North Carolina— Chapel Hill School of Public Health to earn a doctorate in health policy and administration with a concentration in health economics. Dr. Datta began his research career as an Associate in Research at the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research. Currently, he holds joint appointments as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University and as a Health Services Research Scientist at the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA. Dr. Datta’s areas of research include intervention and implementation cost analyses, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision analytic modeling, budget impact analysis, and utility/preference measurement. He has applied his research methods in a wide variety of disease areas including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, lung cancer, osteoarthritis, stroke, hip fracture prevention, ulcer prevention, smoking cessation, genomics, and various  telemedicine interventions. 

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  • 411 W Chapel Hill St, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27701
  • Duke Box 3240, Durham, NC 27708

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