Dr. Tamar Krishnamurti

Founder & CEO, Naima Health


The New Patient

Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD, is founder and CEO of Naima Health, a university spinout that develops health tools, using behavioral science and machine learning, to better engage patients in their clinical care.  

Tamar is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science. Her research interests include risk perception and communication, medical decision making, mHealth, and the design of effective communications, decision support tools, and behavioral interventions. She is particularly interested in research that focuses on vulnerable and high-risk social groups. Her work uses quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct both basic and applied research. She has applied her methods to diverse topic areas, including pregnancy, sexual and reproductive health, addiction, informed consent, and environmentally-conscious behavior.

Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Hillman Foundation, ICON, Plc., the Richard King Mellon Foundation, and USAID. Her work is disseminated broadly in peer-reviewed journals such as PNAS, Nature Climate Change, Medical Decision Making, JAMA Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. She won an Ideas of the Year Award from the New York Times in 2009 and her work has been featured by major news organizations, such as The New York Times, NPR, and MSNBC.


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