Veerappa K. Chetty, PhD
Research Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine

PhD, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
MS, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
MA, Annamalai University

Dr. Chetty is a health economist and a statistician. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a professor of economics at Columbia University, New York and the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. His research interests are in medical decision-making taking costs into account and reducing medical errors. He is working on cost-effective management of Diabetes using sequential statistical methods and complex adaptive systems approach. He has been a consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank.

Research Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Boston Medical Center

Comprehensive Analysis of Data from Testing the Re-engineered Hospital Discharge
09/30/2009 - 09/29/2010 (PI)
1 R03 HS017354-01A2

A New Approach To Mdm
07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002 (PI)
5 R21 CA91575-02


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  1. Taba Taba Vakili S, Nezami BG, Shetty A, Chetty VK, Srinivasan S. Association of high dietary saturated fat intake and uncontrolled diabetes with constipation: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2015 Oct; 27(10):1389-97. PMID: 26176421; PMCID: PMC4584183; DOI: 10.1111/nmo.12630;
  2. Woz S, Mitchell S, Hesko C, Paasche-Orlow M, Greenwald J, Chetty VK, O'Donnell J, Jack B. Gender as risk factor for 30 days post-discharge hospital utilisation: a secondary data analysis. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(2):e000428.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22514241; PMCID: PMC3332240; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000428;
  3. Walley AY, Paasche-Orlow M, Lee EC, Forsythe S, Chetty VK, Mitchell S, Jack BW. Acute care hospital utilization among medical inpatients discharged with a substance use disorder diagnosis. J Addict Med. 2012 Mar; 6(1):50-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21979821; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e318231de51;
  4. Siegel KR, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, Ali MK, Mehta NK, Narayan KM, Chetty V. Societal correlates of diabetes prevalence: An analysis across 94 countries. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 Apr; 96(1):76-83. PMID: 22189172; DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.11.014;
  5. Mwangi SM, Usta Y, Shahnavaz N, Joseph I, Avila J, Cano J, Chetty VK, Larsen CP, Sitaraman SV, Srinivasan S. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor enhances human islet posttransplantation survival. Transplantation. 2011 Oct 15; 92(7):745-51. PMID: 21869742; PMCID: PMC3684966; DOI: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31822bc95a;
  6. Chetty VK, Culpepper L, Phillips RL, Rankin J, Xierali I, Finnegan S, Jack B. FPs lower hospital readmission rates and costs. Am Fam Physician. 2011 May 1; 83(9):1054.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21534517
  7. Mitchell SE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Forsythe SR, Chetty VK, O'Donnell JK, Greenwald JL, Culpepper L, Jack BW. Post-discharge hospital utilization among adult medical inpatients with depressive symptoms. J Hosp Med. 2010 Sep; 5(7):378-84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20577971; DOI: 10.1002/jhm.673;
  8. Jack BW, Chetty VK, Anthony D, Greenwald JL, Sanchez GM, Johnson AE, Forsythe SR, O'Donnell JK, Paasche-Orlow MK, Manasseh C, Martin S, Culpepper L. A reengineered hospital discharge program to decrease rehospitalization: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Feb 3; 150(3):178-87.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19189907; PMCID: PMC2738592
  9. Duffy CM, Assaf A, Cyr M, Burkholder G, Coccio E, Rohan T, McTiernan A, Paskett E, Lane D, Chetty VK. Alcohol and folate intake and breast cancer risk in the WHI Observational Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Aug; 116(3):551-62. PMID: 18785003; DOI: 10.1007/s10549-008-0167-2;
  10. Fogarty CT, Sharma S, Chetty VK, Culpepper L. Mental health conditions are associated with increased health care utilization among urban family medicine patients. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):398-407.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18772294; DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2008.05.070082;
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1999 Who's Who in Economics
1985 Who's Who in Economics
1982 Mahalanobis Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to Quantitative Economics
1982 Who's Who in Economics
1971-1972 Social Science Research Council Fellow
1969-1970 National Bureau of Economic Research Fellow
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