Ameet Sarpatwari
Ameet Sarpatwari, JD, PhD
Faculty Affiliate

Ameet Sarpatwari is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Assistant Director of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) within the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. His research draws upon his interdisciplinary training as an epidemiologist and lawyer and focuses on the effects of laws and regulations on therapeutic development, approval, use, and related public health outcomes. 
​Dr. Sarpatwari completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar. He studied epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, where his doctoral work centered on uncovering disease progression, treatment effectiveness, and co-morbid burden among adults patients with primary immune thrombocytopenia. He subsequently studied law at the University of Maryland as a John L. Thomas Leadership Scholar. He is currently the principal investigator on grants from the Open Society Foundation and the Anthem Public Policy Institute, and a co-investigator on grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science. Dr. Sarpatwari also serves as a Faculty Affiliate with the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, and the Behavioral Insights Group at the Harvard Kennedy School. He teaches an annual course on public health law.

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Variation in Prescription Drug Prices by Retail Pharmacy Type: A National Cross-sectional Study.
Authors: Authors: Luo J, Kulldorff M, Sarpatwari A, Pawar A, Kesselheim AS.
Ann Intern Med
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Lung Cancer Survival Gains: Contributions of Academia and Industry.
Authors: Authors: Gyawali B, Bouche G, Pantziarka P, Kesselheim AS, Sarpatwari A.
J Law Med Ethics
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Why Are Biosimilars Not Living up to Their Promise in the US?
Authors: Authors: Zhai MZ, Sarpatwari A, Kesselheim AS.
AMA J Ethics
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Impact of State Laws Restricting Opioid Duration on Characteristics of New Opioid Prescriptions.
Authors: Authors: Dave CV, Patorno E, Franklin JM, Huybrechts K, Sarpatwari A, Kesselheim AS, Bateman BT.
J Gen Intern Med
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Reforming the Orphan Drug Act for the 21st Century.
Authors: Authors: Sarpatwari A, Kesselheim AS.
N Engl J Med
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Competition and price among brand-name drugs in the same class: A systematic review of the evidence.
Authors: Authors: Sarpatwari A, DiBello J, Zakarian M, Najafzadeh M, Kesselheim AS.
PLoS Med
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The Impact Of Price Regulation On The Availability Of New Drugs In Germany.
Authors: Authors: Stern AD, Pietrulla F, Herr A, Kesselheim AS, Sarpatwari A.
Health Aff (Millwood)
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Evaluation of Socioeconomic Status Indicators for Confounding Adjustment in Observational Studies of Medication Use.
Authors: Authors: Gopalakrishnan C, Gagne JJ, Sarpatwari A, Dejene SZ, Dutcher SK, Levin R, Franklin JM, Schneeweiss S, Desai RJ.
Clin Pharmacol Ther
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Orphan Drug Designation and Exclusivity for "Same Drugs".
Authors: Authors: Hong P, Sarpatwari A, Kesselheim AS.
J Law Med Ethics
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Tepid Steps on Drug Pricing.
Authors: Authors: Sarpatwari A, Kesselheim AS.
JAMA Intern Med
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