Ameet Sarpatwari, J.D., Ph.D.

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
1620 Tremont Street, Suite 3030,
Boston, MA 02120

asarpatwari@partners.org
Phone: 617-278-0936 | Fax: 617-278-0930


Ameet Sarpatwari is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital based in 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. Among other projects, he is currently examining the public health implications of variation in state drug product selection laws, the risk of re-identification under HIPAA pathways for data sharing for post-approval drug research, and the comparative safety and effectiveness of biosimilars.

Dr. Sarpatwari graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 2003, where he was a Jefferson Scholar. He studied epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, where he received an M.Phil. in 2006 and a Ph.D. in 2010. His doctoral work centered on uncovering disease progression, treatment effectiveness, and co-morbid burden among adults patients with primary immune thrombocytopenia through the establishment of a national disease registry. He subsequently studied law at the University of Maryland, as a John L. Thomas Leadership Scholar, graduating cum laude in 2013.

Dr. Sarpatwari is currently the Principal Investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Law Research grant and a Faculty Affiliate with 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.

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