Rahul Nayak is a fourth year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. His research interests are in pharmaceutical policy, physician prescribing habits, and access to healthcare. He attended Duke University, where he studied biomedical engineering and economics. He then was a pre-doctoral fellow at the NIH Department of Bioethics. His research focused on ethical issues in resource allocation decisions and informed consent and led to first-author publications in JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, and Bioethics.