Braveen Ragunanthan, MPH
Braveen Ragunanthan is a fourth-year medical student at the VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He recently completed his MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He previously served as a member of the national steering committee for AMSA’s AIDS Advocacy Network (AAN) from 2012-2013 and then from 2015-2016, and he is engaged to be married to Ms. Nina Woolley of Harvard Medical School (who served on AMSA AAN’s national steering committee from 2013-2015). Braveen strongly believes in community health advocacy and intends to work in general pediatric primary care in a medically underserved health professional shortage area of the United States after his clinical training. He received his undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Duke University but also was dual-enrolled at UNC: Chapel Hill as a Robertson Scholar. Over the years, Braveen has worked in various capacities across the Mississippi Delta, South Africa, and Ethiopia. He has interned with PEPFAR at the U.S. State Department and the World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse.