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Veena Pillai, MBBS, MS

Staff Affiliate - Other; Global Health Fellow

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Veena Pillai, MBBS, MS


Combining my medical license, research, and interests in humanitarian work led me to my current position at an NGO that works with refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am affiliated with the University of Malaya, through various research projects and the Global Health Equity Scholar (GHES) Fellowship 2015-2016. I am currently working on research in the areas of prison health, refugee health and disaster medicine. I am especially interested in implementation science research, service-based research and advocacy in these areas. I am always interested in mentoring and hosting Global Health students at the NGO and research site.

Education & Training

  • MS
    Universite de Geneve, Disaster Medicine (2011)
  • MBBS
    University of Adelaide, Medicine (2007)
  • GHES Fellow
    Fogarty International Center

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