Amit Chandra

Amit Chandra is an emergency physician and global health policy specialist and a board member, Financing Alliance for Health. He has extensive international experience in the field of global health providing clinical care, undertaking epidemiologic research, building partner capacities, and advising on health systems development. Chandra studied economics at McGill University and development studies at the London School of Economics before attending medical school at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. After completing his residency training in New York City, he began his career in global health with a two year post as clinical faculty at the University Of Botswana School Of Medicine, where he was promoted to head of emergency medicine.  He subsequently completed a Fulbright grant funded project in Rwanda, a two-year fellowship with the U.S. government as an international health systems specialist, and numerous consultancies with the World Bank health financing global solutions group.  Amit is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His current areas of focus include: health systems strengthening, innovative financing, health and climate change, trauma and road safety, and digital health.


Why Health Systems Need a Climate Reckoning

Tackling waste, CO2 emissions, and energy consumption in medicine


Global Health Needs a New Approach to Evidence Grading

COVID-19 crisis highlights how some important questions have to be answered without the benefit of experimental studies


COVID-19 Highlights the Need for Community Health

Turning the tide on the pandemic and achieving greater global health security demands stronger community health systems