2017 Global Journalism Fellow
Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran is a paediatrics resident (MD) with an interest in global public health, with a focus on children and youth. She holds an MD from the University of Toronto, a Master of Health Science in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and additional certifications in Humanitarian Assistance (Harvard University) and Vaccine Science and Policy (Johns Hopkins University). She is board certified in public health (CPH) from the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE).
Dr. Kalaichandran is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She has published research articles in the realm of global health and integrative medicine. Her creative nonfiction writing has been featured in Ars Medica. Dr. Kalaichandran looks forward to applying what she learns in the Munk Global Journalism Fellowship towards illuminating hidden stories around the well-being of children and youth in Canada and globally.