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Avanti Rangnekar

Economics & Philosophy


Avanti Rangnekar is a premedical undergraduate student from Knoxville, Tennessee. She is interested in health economics and bioethics. She is currently pursuing a degree in Economics with minors in Philosophy and Public Policy Analytics. Her research interests include the ways in which social responsibility can be incorporated within the healthcare sector as well as other moral questions in healthcare and clinical decision-making. Avanti is currently a research assistant under Dr. Dina Balabanova at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she worked as a summer intern in 2017. During Summer 2016, Avanti studied abroad in the United Kingdom where she completed a course in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and at the University of Edinburgh where she conducted research on medical ethics under a medical anthropologist.  On campus, Avanti is also a Baker Scholar affiliated with the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy. Avanti believes her greatest impact at the University of Tennessee has been her work with TEDxUTK and the non-profit exp865, where she has served as Co-director since 2016.

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