Dhruv Khullar

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Dhruv Khullar

Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research.

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Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and an assistant professor in the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research.

He is also a contributor at the New York Times, where he explores the intersection of medicine, health policy, and economics. He currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals, and as Director of Policy Dissemination at the Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership.

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What Happens When New Supermarkets Open in Food Deserts? Not What You May Think.



For years, public health advocates have argued that food deserts—neighborhoods without grocery stores or other fresh food vendors—contribute to a disproportionate burden of obesity and chronic disease among low-income individuals. Ready access to fresh, healthy food intuitively seems important for supporting a healthful diet. But recent evidence contests the idea that watering America’s food deserts […]