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 at 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 Chobanian & Avedisian 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 9/11/2008

    Duffy CM, Assaf A, Cyr M, Burkholder G, Coccio E, Rohan T, McTiernan A, Paskett E, Lane D, Chetty VK. Alcohol and folate intake and breast cancer risk in the WHI Observational Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Aug; 116(3):551-62. PMID: 18785003.

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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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