Veerappa K. Chetty, PhD

Research Professor, Family Medicine



Dr. Chetty is a health economist and a statistician. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a professor of economics in Columbia University, New York and the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. His research interests are in medical decision-making taking costs into account and reducing medical errors. He is working on cost-effective management of Diabetes using sequential statistical methods and complex adaptive systems approach. He has been a consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank.

Other Positions

  • Research Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center


  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, PhD
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, MS
  • Annamalai University, MA


  • Published on 7/15/2015

    Taba Taba Vakili S, Nezami BG, Shetty A, Chetty VK, Srinivasan S. Association of high dietary saturated fat intake and uncontrolled diabetes with constipation: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2015 Oct; 27(10):1389-97. PMID: 26176421.

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  • Published on 4/18/2012

    Woz S, Mitchell S, Hesko C, Paasche-Orlow M, Greenwald J, Chetty VK, O'Donnell J, Jack B. Gender as risk factor for 30 days post-discharge hospital utilisation: a secondary data analysis. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(2):e000428. PMID: 22514241.

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  • Published on 3/1/2012

    Walley AY, Paasche-Orlow M, Lee EC, Forsythe S, Chetty VK, Mitchell S, Jack BW. Acute care hospital utilization among medical inpatients discharged with a substance use disorder diagnosis. J Addict Med. 2012 Mar; 6(1):50-6. PMID: 21979821.

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  • Published on 12/20/2011

    Siegel KR, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, Ali MK, Mehta NK, Narayan KM, Chetty V. Societal correlates of diabetes prevalence: An analysis across 94 countries. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 Apr; 96(1):76-83. PMID: 22189172.

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  • Published on 10/15/2011

    Mwangi SM, Usta Y, Shahnavaz N, Joseph I, Avila J, Cano J, Chetty VK, Larsen CP, Sitaraman SV, Srinivasan S. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor enhances human islet posttransplantation survival. Transplantation. 2011 Oct 15; 92(7):745-51. PMID: 21869742.

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  • Published on 5/1/2011

    Chetty VK, Culpepper L, Phillips RL, Rankin J, Xierali I, Finnegan S, Jack B. FPs lower hospital readmission rates and costs. Am Fam Physician. 2011 May 1; 83(9):1054. PMID: 21534517.

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  • Published on 9/1/2010

    Mitchell SE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Forsythe SR, Chetty VK, O'Donnell JK, Greenwald JL, Culpepper L, Jack BW. Post-discharge hospital utilization among adult medical inpatients with depressive symptoms. J Hosp Med. 2010 Sep; 5(7):378-84. PMID: 20577971.

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  • Published on 2/3/2009

    Jack BW, Chetty VK, Anthony D, Greenwald JL, Sanchez GM, Johnson AE, Forsythe SR, O'Donnell JK, Paasche-Orlow MK, Manasseh C, Martin S, Culpepper L. A reengineered hospital discharge program to decrease rehospitalization: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Feb 3; 150(3):178-87. PMID: 19189907.

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  • Published on 9/1/2008

    Fogarty CT, Sharma S, Chetty VK, Culpepper L. Mental health conditions are associated with increased health care utilization among urban family medicine patients. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 Sep-Oct; 21(5):398-407. PMID: 18772294.

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  • Published on 7/30/2007

    Chetty VK, Bruce Zellner B. Use of survey and clinical data for screening and diagnosis. Stat Med. 2007 Jul 30; 26(17):3213-28. PMID: 17230454.

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