Amit Loungani is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also a Principal at Mercer and the business leader of Mercer PeoplePro. Amit started his career with Mercer in 2009 where he served as a health and benefits consultant for 5 years and helped clients on various topics such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations, annual market trends and benefit strategies. He also managed the health care financials through client budgets, reserve analyses and underwriting.
Amit joined Mercer’s Innovation Hub in May 2014 which was established by Mercer’s CEO, Julio Portalatin, to collaborate with clients, industry stakeholders, and market influencers to identify, explore, and stay ahead of the trends that are shaping the future. The Innovation Hub develops new solutions and strategies that address today’s toughest health, retirement, and workforce challenges. As a result, Mercer PeoplePro was born, which recently launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Mercer PeoplePro is a virtual, on-demand marketplace for HR consulting.
Amit has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from New York University with a focus in health policy and management and bachelor degree in Business Administration from Temple University. Amit is also a member of the Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and various local tech meetups.
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As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.