Taruni Santanam

Research Assistant

Taruni Santanam is an Associate in Research supporting a range of projects on patient-provider communication, healthcare decision-making and health services research. Prior to joining Duke-Margolis, she led a project addressing social determinants of health in partnership with a local federally qualified health center. She has also previously conducted research in a Neurobehavioral Pharmacology lab where she investigated the effects of voluntary alcohol consumption on molecular signaling pathways in the brain.



BSPH (Health Policy and Management), Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill