Deputy Director - Polio
The Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation
United States

Dr. Ananda Bandyopadhyay is a medical epidemiologist with experience in global health, infectious disease epidemiology and vaccine research. Ananda grew up in Kolkata, India and completed his medical graduation from Calcutta National Medical College & Hospital (2005) with a gold medal and several honors certificates. He received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Global Health from Harvard School of Public Health (2010).

In his professional career spanning nearly 20 years, Ananda has worked in diverse settings and has contributed to disease control initiatives across the globe. He worked as a Surveillance Medical Officer with National Polio Surveillance Project, WHO and contributed to India's polio elimination effort and measles surveillance initiatives.

Based out of Seattle, United States, Ananda in his current role as a Deputy Director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation coordinates global research to facilitate polio eradication. His work on clinical development of novel vaccines and polio endgame vaccination schedules along with his research to expand and enhance polio environmental surveillance have been impactful in global policy formulation and have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Ananda is associated with advanced degree programs in public health and vaccinology in several globally renowned teaching venues as a guest faculty.

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