Nikkil Sudharsanan

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science 

for Disease Prevention and Health Care

Technical University of Munich

I am a Rudolf Mößbauer Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Munich where I lead the Professorship of Behavioral Science for Disease Prevention and Health Care.

We examine ways to use behavioral science to improve the effectiveness of health care and health messaging. Our current work is focused on preventing cardiovascular diseases in aging middle-income countries like India, Indonesia, and Cambodia, improving the effectiveness of public health insurance in India, and generating evidence on how to communicate health information to the public in the age of COVID-19 and public mistrust in science.

Before coming to TUM, I was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health and a David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. I received my PhD in Population Studies and MS in Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania.