Madhav Nekkar

Data Scientist

Madhav is an aspiring physician who hopes to work at the intersection of clinical care delivery, global health policy, and data science.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with the highest distinction (top 3%) from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship given by the school for each incoming cohort. In addition, he was a Fung Fellow for Health and Technology, a university program that shapes participants to be future leaders in digital health, through which he worked with a US leading health care provider, Kaiser Permanente, to improve their digital division’s patient portal design. He also acted as co-curator of TEDxBerkeley, an annual conference that brings together 2,000 attendees from the Bay Area and beyond.

Madhav has also been involved in several data science research projects related to global and public health: Working on nutrition policy at the Mexican National Institute of Public Health; supporting the Chilean Ministry of Health to evaluate their nationwide programs for chronic disease patients; and analyzing COVID-19 testing protocols in California’s state prison system (CDCR).

In his free time, he can be found reading The Economist or sampling new (vegetarian) cuisine.