Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, is a public health physician, professor, and health policy expert.


As a Harvard-trained lung specialist, Vin has spent the past 15 years working worldwide to improve public health for organizations including the US Centers for Disease Control, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the World Health Organization, and the Pentagon’s Center for Global Health Engagement. Given his diversity of experiences, he is now a trusted advisor and contributor to national and international media outlets on several of the most important health issues today, including serving as a regular health policy analyst for NBC News and contributor to the New York Times and CNN New Day. As you will see below, Vin is committed to voicing evidence-informed perspectives across a range of critical issues like domestic US healthcare reform, the vaping epidemic, the effects of climate change on human health, and gun control. In doing so, he speaks honestly and is driven by evidence, not opinion or dogma.



Pandemic Response

Our country needs and deserves a whole-of-government approach to strengthen preparedness for the next outbreak. There is a lot of room for improvement.

United States Healthcare Reform

Pushing for attainable progress now in US healthcare reform should be the priority of each political party. Our patients and providers want action now – not just political talking points – and there is a lot that can be done right now with bipartisan support.

The Vaping Crisis

The deaths and cases of severe lung injury from vaping were avoidable and demonstrate the need for enhanced federal regulatory oversight now. We need the FDA to evaluate all vaping devices for health and safety impacts. Only then can lung doctors like myself responsibly understand how to educate users on the risks and benefits of these devices.

Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change is making the air we breathe worse and the pandemics we face more frequent and deadlier. We need coordinated global action on climate change to save lives.

The Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Nearly 80 percent of medically important antibiotics worldwide are used for purposes other than human health (such as in livestock feed or as pesticides for crop production). This has contributed to the growing epidemic of drug-resistant bacteria everywhere.

Gun Control

Gun violence is a public health problem, so let’s frame solutions to this reoccurring problem accordingly.

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The views expressed by Dr. Vin Gupta, MD are his and do not reflect opinons of any entity whatsoever with which he has been, is now, or will be affiliated.