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Hi there! From Roselle Park, New Jersey, I'm a BA/MHS student at Johns Hopkins University interested in improving population health and neurodegenerative disease research. As President of the JHU Class of 2020, I work to promote class unity and serve as an advocate for student interests.

After earning my Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Health and Natural Sciences Area in May 2020, I plan on continuing my studies towards a Master of Health Science degree in Environmental Health (expected May 2021) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.



Through my experiences, I've developed a passion for civic engagement, health policy & management, medical humanities, and science and technology. Connect with me to keep in touch!

President of Class of 2020 at
The Johns Hopkins University

(former) Co-Director of
Osler Medical Symposium

(former) Finance Director at
Hippocrates Med Review

(former) President of Hopkins for the Elderly

Johns Hopkins 2020 Commencement

Senior Class President Pavan Patel speaks at Johns Hopkins University's 2020 Commencement

MAY 21, 2020 | Remarks as delivered by Johns Hopkins University senior class president Pavan Patel at the universitywide virtual Commencement ceremony on May 21, 2020. Click here to watch

CNN Nancy Pelosi Town Hall

CNN Town Hall with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

JHU Students with Nancy Pelosi

Pavan & Nancy Pelosi

Q: What did you think of Trump's comments on Baltimore and what is your vision to improve cities like it?
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi

DECEMBER 5, 2019 | Your brother, Tommy D'Alesandro III, led Baltimore during the 1968 riots following the assassination of MLK. How do President Trump's recent comments disparaging Baltimore as a rat-infested city make you feel and what is your vision for improving the conditions of cities like Baltimore across the country? Click here to watch

This CNN Town Hall took place the same evening that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the "House was proceeding with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step that is likely to make Trump the third President in US history to be impeached. 'Today, I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,' Pelosi said in a brief address outside her office, the same location where she announced Democrats would open the impeachment inquiry two months ago. 'The President leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again the election for his own benefit.'"

Selected Publications

'The Class of 2020 is ready to make its mark' Senior class president Pavan Patel says virtual Commencement will not define the Johns Hopkins experience for the Class of 2020

The Hub. May 21, 2020
Pavan Patel

Providing Useful Hospital Pricing Information To Patients: Lessons From Voluntary Price Disclosure

Health Affairs Blog. April 2019
G Bai, P Patel, M Makary, D Hyman

Examining the Target Population of Orphan Drugs: Are Drugs Exceeding the Intended Purposes of The Orphan Drug Act?

Value in Health Journal. May 2018
MP Socal, P Patel, S Parasrampuria, WV Padula, G Anderson


A conversation with Pavan Patel, president of the Johns Hopkins Class of 2020

The Hub. May 20, 2020
Jacob deNobel

College students are rebelling against full tuition after classes move online

The Washington Post. April 16, 2020
Nick Anderson

Johns Hopkins Student Government Association asks for partial tuition refund as coronavirus forces classes to go online

The Baltimore Sun. April 5, 2020
Nathan Ruiz

Field Notes: Healing Our Healthcare

Johns Hopkins University Arts & Sciences Magazine. Fall 2019 edition
Brennen Jensen

SGA provides free laundry for on-campus residents

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. September 12, 2019
Claire Goudreau

Osler Medical Symposium welcomes the Lacks family

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. February 14, 2019
Laura Wadsten

Osler symposium discusses future of health care

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. February 14, 2019
Laura Wadsten

SGA class council elections reveal high turnout

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. April 25, 2019
Claire Goudreau

Student Government hosts its first annual Mental Health Summit

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. February 28, 2019
Claire Goudreau

Hopkins Kicks Butts to roll out campus smoking cessation resources

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. November 29, 2018
Claire Goudreau

SGA showcases student advocacy at first Activism Fair

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. September 6, 2018
Diva Parekh

Rothman talks providing healthcare in Baltimore

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. April 5, 2018
Katie Pearce

Osler Medical Symposium kicks off lineup with public health panel

The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. March 8, 2018
Morgan Ome