Sandeep “Sunny” Kishore designs new strategies to address old and large social problems. As a physician-scientist and public health activist, he has worked to change how doctors, researchers, and policymakers approach global health challenges and battle the chronic diseases sweeping our world. He encourages them to think more about the “causes of the causes” of maladies like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes—the social determinants that influence the behaviors that affect our health.
Sunny launched and leads the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network to combat chronic diseases in developing countries.
Sunny has been part of successful efforts to make drugs for chronic diseases and other life-saving medications more accessible in poor countries.
Sunny spent more than a decade conducting research on how malaria kills and discovered a new pathway by which malaria parasites evade human immune responses.
Sunny helped create the Global Health Curriculum for students at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Sunny says doctors should learn more about “the causes of causes” of chronic illnesses like heart disease.
Care providers write candidly about their own experiences in hopes that sharing their stories will help break down the culture of silence.
From studying the genetics of malaria to battling chronic diseases, Sunny thinks global—then takes action.
How one school developed a global health program.