Nicky Mehtani, MD

Pune, India

Dr. Mehtani is a second year internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After studying Global Health Technologies as an undergraduate at Rice University, she pursued a medical degree at Johns Hopkins, where she also earned her MPH at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. As an MPH and medical student, she worked with Dr. Kathleen Page in 2015-2016, analyzing Baltimore City STI surveillance data to help understand the initial effects of the Affordable Care Act on the demand for publicly-funded STD Clinics, and she continued to work on a three-year follow-up study of this issue as a medicine resident.

During residency, Dr. Mehtani spent two months working under Dr. Amita Gupta and Dr. Vidya Mave in Pune, India, where she designed and conducted a retrospective analysis examining time lags between immunologic failure and the transition to second-line treatment among HIV patients visiting a government-sponsored ART clinic. During her time in Pune, she also assisted with two ongoing studies related to food insecurity among HIV patients and loss to follow up among patients being treated for MDR/XDR-TB. Her interests include health systems research, applied epidemiology, and translating research findings into durable policies and interventions.


  • Paul S. Lietman Travel Grant, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, 2018
  • David Levine Housestaff Research Award, Johns Hopkins Dept of General Internal Medicine, 2017
  • SNMA Health Policy Research Award, Johns Hopkins Chapter, 2016
  • Watt/Hansell Scholarship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014-15
  • Sibley & Catherine Hoobler Award for Excellence in Public Health & Medicine, 2014-15


Understanding Quality of Life during and Loss to Follow-up from Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment in Pune, India

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This study will examine a) risk factors for loss to follow-up from DR-TB treatment, b) actively trace DR-TB patients lost to follow-up from treatment and c) establish a prospective observational cohort of MDR-TB, XDR-TB and DS-TB patients as well as healthy controls nested within ongoing RNTCP...

Three years post-Affordable Care Act sexually transmitted disease clinics remain critical among vulnerable populations

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INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study is to examine whether demand for publicly funded sexually transmitted disease clinics changed after Affordable Care Act implementation. METHODS: The percentages of total incident sexually transmitted infections in Baltimore City that occurred at publicly...

Continued importance of sexually transmitted disease clinics in the era of the Affordable Care Act

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American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Introduction: Following the 2014 expansions of Medicaid and private health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, municipal sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics-which have historically served predominantly uninsured patients-have been threatened with budget cuts nationwide. This study was...