Vignesh “Vig” Subramanian

he/him/his

Writer

Class of 2024

Vig is a sophomore in the Honors College on the pre-medical track with a double major in Biology and Psychology. His interests lie at the intersection of neurosurgery, health policy, and research on both degenerative diseases and disparities in health outcomes. He is also a children’s mental health activist, having successfully advocated for the passage of related legislation in multiple U.S. states.


Publications

Hidden Costs, Dirty Lies, and The Illusion of Choice: The Worst of American Healthcare

by Vignesh Subramanian, April 12, 2022 The headlines are the same every year, and have been so for the last half-century: U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World (TIME, 2014); US health spending twice other countries’ with worse results (Reuters, 2018); U.S. health-care system ranks last among 11 high-income countries (Washington Post, 2021).…

Today’s Crisis Standards of Care: A Death Knell for the Less-Abled

by Vignesh Subramanian, December 3, 2021 As of November 2021, nine U.S. states – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona – have either officially activated statewide crisis standards of care or have been on the brink of declaring their activation. The news comes as several more states, including the southern…

Addiction and Brain Disease: Intertwined but Not One and the Same

by Vignesh Subramanian, October 18, 2021 Today, nearly every major medical organization in the United States defines drug addiction as a primary brain disease – a progressive, relapsing disorder driven not by choice, but rather by neural dysfunction. From patient advocacy organizations like the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to…

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