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Navin Vij, MD

University of Pennsylvania Perlman School of Medicine,

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar

Navin Vij, MD is an Internal Medicine/Pediatric trained physician who is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar in the Masters of Science in Health Policy Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania.   While completing his undergraduate and medical studies as a Rice University/Baylor College of Medicine Scholar, he was a co-founder of the Baker Institute Student Forum and spent time working on health policy issues in British Parliament, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Texas Program for Society and Health. Navin completed an Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at Case Western Reserve University and subsequently served as an Assistant Program Director for the Med-Peds Residency Program. As a former patient cured of Hepatitis C (HCV), he has committed himself to impacting both research and policy efforts to help eradicate the disease. Currently, his research interests focus on how state and federal policies are constructed to help vulnerable populations, with a primary focus on Hepatitis C and the opioid/heroin epidemics. He is presently working with a team at the State of Pennsylvania on an epidemiological profile and vulnerability assessment of HCV. Beyond his research interests, Navin has also been involved with patient advocacy and outreach efforts. He has provided testimony to both state and federal committees on the patient experience with HCV and is a Member of the National Patient Advisory Committee for the American Liver Foundation and is involved with the Caring Ambassadors Program as a Board Member.