Surendra Kumar Mishra (Public Health Specialist, India)
Dr. Surendra Kumar Mishra, a double post-graduate in social sciences and doctorate in culture studies has more than 40 years of field experience in social and behavioral sciences research and communication. He served for nearly twenty years in academic institutions and 6 years in Europe as a senior fellow of UNESCO. He has led several civil society initiatives in health Innovation, research and evaluation, funded by major national and international donor agencies for more than two decades in three continents viz. Asia, Africa and Europe. He has authored 3 books and published more than 65 research articles in national and international journals. Until 2009, he was teaching and training the Post-graduate students of the Public Health Faculty at Jimma University, Ethiopia. Since 2010, he has been mentoring many Civil Society Organizations and Academic Institutes in South Asia & East Africa on social determinants of health in achieving the set targets of sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. Besides all these, he is engaged in several advocacy activities and policy initiatives at both local and regional levels as well as teaching in Indian universities as a visiting professor.