Unni Gopinathan is a senior researcher and physician specializing in public health at the Center for Epidemic Interventions Research (CEIR) and Cluster for Global Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. His primary responsibility is developing research for strengthening the evaluation of epidemic interventions and for strengthening the use of this evidence. On global health, he is also leading several NORAD- and RCN-financed projects on how to make health policymaking more open and inclusive: (1) a NORAD-funded project on fair processes in health financing; (2) a RCN-funded project on community collective action, climate change and health; and (3) a RCN-funded project on supporting inclusive and accountable health systems decisions for universal health coverage. Between March 2020 to May 2021 he contributed heavily to the institute's coronavirus response.
MD and PhD in Biomedical Chemistry and Infectious Disease Immunology from the University of OsloPost-doctoral fellowship, Fulbright Visiting Scholar and Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Harvard Medical School (Health Policy and Insurance Research, Department of Population Medicine), 2018/19??Global Health Fellow in Geneva in the Global Policy Program organized by Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University in 2011??