Indian Americans Pulitzer Prize-winning physician author, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Harvard economist Raj Chetty figure among 38 naturalized US citizens on Carnegie Corporation of New York’s 2020 list of ‘Great Immigrants’ for their role in combating COVID-19 pandemic.
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About Siddhartha Mukherjee:
Siddhartha Mukherjee has been honoured for using “his communication skills to educate the public and build awareness about COVID-19 through forums and his widely read essays.” He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ in 2011. He received the Padma Shri in 2014. Among other honours, this book was listed in the Time magazine’s “All-Time 100 Nonfiction Books”.
About Raj Chetty:
Raj Chetty makes the list for launching “a real-time data tracker to measure the economic impact of the pandemic and assisted decision-makers as they implemented new public policies.” He received the Padma Shri in 2015, the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 2013 & Young Labor Economist Award in 2010. He was listed as one of the top eight young economists in the world by The Economist and The New York Times in 2008.