Nikkil Sudharsanan

Technical university of munich

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

My main research aim is to improve the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in aging middle-income countries like India, Indonesia, and South Africa. In my work, I apply insights from the behavioral sciences to understand how clinicians and patients make chronic health decisions. I then design and test interventions that encourage clinicians to provide better quality cardiovascular care and individuals to more regularly seek preventive care and adhere to clinician recommendations.

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.