Vibhav Nandagiri, BA '25
Vibhav Nandagiri (Class of 2025) is an undergraduate from Cary, NC majoring in Biology and International Comparative Studies with a Health Policy certificate. At the Wray Lab, Vibhav studies how mutations in noncoding regions of the human genome lead to the development of complex diseases. Through a Bass Connections team, he researches strategies to improve access to mental and behavioral health care for Spanish-speaking youth in North Carolina. He also serves as a research intern at NC Integrated Care for Kids analyzing food insecurity screening practices and payment incentivization at pediatric clinics. In addition to these research projects, Vibhavis an executive member of the Duke Student Collaborative on Health Policy (SCOHP) where he works to pair students with nonprofits, research institutes, and companies advocating for improved health equity. Outside of his health policy work, Vibhav spends his time travelling and competing for Duke Club Tennis, planning the annual TEDxDuke conference, and writing for local news outlets. In the future, Vibhav plans to pursue an MD/MPH and hopes to combine future clinical practice with policymaking. He looks forward for the opportunity to learn from leading policy experts through the Margolis Scholars program.