Sandeep Kishore is Chair, Advisory Council of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), a global network of over 2000 young professionals from over 130 countries committed to the equitable prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a social justice issue.
He seeks to leverage lateral thinking and trans-disciplinary approaches at universities worldwide, with the goal of preparing and cultivating the next generation of young leaders to tackle health challenges, particularly in the global South.
Sandeep's work has been featured in the popular press (Scientific American, The Huffington Post and The Scientist), as well as in scholarly journals and textbook chapters including JAMA, The Lancet and Nature Reviews.
He received his PhD from Cornell University, where his dissertation focused on the evolution of malaria parasitism in humans and for which he was awarded the national Raymond W. Sarber award in microbiology for most outstanding graduate student in microbiology by the American Society of Microbiology. He was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board of The Huffington Post in 2013.
He is a graduate of Duke University (B.S) and Oxford University (M.Sc), and is the first The Lancet awardee for community service, as well as a Fellow for the MIT Dalai Lama Center and former Fellow of Harvard Medical School.
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