Virat Agrawal is a PhD candidate in the Public Policy and Management program at Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California. His research focuses on studying the effects of macro-level shocks and interventions on health, and understanding environmental and individual factors that influence health-related behaviors. His research has been published in health policy and economics journal. Agrawal has received research funding from the University of Southern California and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Pandemic Response Policy Research Fund.