Sandeep Kishore is a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), a global network of over 1000 young professionals from over 100 countries committed to the equitable prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a social justice issue. YP-CDN is rooted in a community-driven approach from the bottom-up. Through this work, Sandeep has become committed to community-building as a vehicle for effective advocacy and social change. 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 textbooks. He is a chapter co-author in the forthcoming Sick Societies: Responding to the Global Challenge of Chronic Diseases, to be published by the Oxford University Press. 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. He is a graduate of Duke University (B.S) and Oxford University (M.Sc), and is the first The Lancet awardee for community service.