In the past 15 years, Arnaub Chatterjee Sloan ’07 CIPA ’08 has worked in nearly every sector of the health care industry, from a consultant focused on the pharmaceutical and information technology industries, to serving in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services working on medical fraud and the Affordable Care Act, to acting as director of data science for the drug-maker Merck.
Further, he also completed internships in hospital administration, health insurance, and with a political group lobbying for a single-payer health care system.
Today, Chatterjee is a senior vice president at Medidata Solutions, one of the world’s largest clinical trial software companies. His work is focused on tapping data sources to better understand and ultimately treat patients.
Chatterjee comes by his interest in health care honestly, having three generations of doctors in his family. He even completed pre-med requirements as an undergraduate majoring in molecular biology at the University of Michigan. However, he has found himself more drawn to the policy and business aspects of the health care system.
And he’s using his wealth of experience to give back to the College of Human Ecology.
Chatterjee is a member of the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board of Directors, a lecturer in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management where he teaches a class on big data in health care, and a mentor to students in the Sloan Program for Health Administration. In addition, he teaches a required health policy course at Harvard Medical School for first year medical students.
“My experience allows me to take what’s happening in a real-world setting and tie it back to an academic setting,” he said. “In health care, it’s really important to understand how all of the pieces are interconnected and how the systems interact.”
At Human Ecology, Chatterjee focuses on helping students understand the opportunities available in the health care system so they can find a role that fascinates them.
“I love being connected with students,” he said. “Opening their aperture to different opportunities is something I am passionate about. Since I was a student, the health care system has changed considerably and the available jobs have also changed. Ten years ago, you wouldn’t think about getting a health care job at a company like Google, but that’s an option now.”