Ananda Bandyopadhyay

Ananda Sankar Bandyopadhyay

Deputy Director, Technology, Research, and Analytics, Polio Team

Dr. Ananda Sankar Bandyopadhyay coordinates global research aimed at achieving and sustaining polio eradication, including development of novel polio vaccines, generation of data to inform polio immunization policies, and advancement of improved detection and surveillance tools.

In a career spanning more than 15 years, Ananda has led disease control initiatives in diverse settings across the globe. He worked as a surveillance medical officer with the World Health Organization’s National Polio Surveillance Project in India and contributed to India’s polio elimination effort and measles surveillance initiatives. Subsequently, he coordinated public health surveillance and response activities as a medical epidemiologist in the United States, at the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Ananda grew up in Kolkata, India, and obtained his medical degree from Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital with a gold medal and several honors certificates. He received an MPH in global health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Ananda is associated with advanced degree programs in public health and vaccinology in several globally renowned teaching venues as a guest faculty member.

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