Dr Karishma Krishna Kurup

Research Fellow, Global Health Programme

Dr Karishma Krishna Kurup


Karishma is a research fellow in Centre for Universal Health working on Health Security and One Health. Her work expertise lies in infectious diseases, health systems, health technology assessment and disaster management.

She has worked in various positions of increasing responsibility across India in government and private institutions.

Karishma has mentored and trained students in epidemiology, basic research methodology, outbreak investigations, evaluation of surveillance systems and government programmes.

In 2018, she was the medical lead for the MSF rapid response to floods in Kerala. Karishma has led and coordinated the rapid response to many outbreak investigations in India.

She is a medical doctor with a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Health Systems from the National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICRM) and a diploma in Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Past experience

2022-present Research Fellow, Centre for Universal Health
2020-22 Technical Consultant for Epidemic Intelligence Service Program-CDC, SAFETYNET, India
2018-20 Medical Coordinator Support, MSF(OCBA), India

Scientist C, National Institute of Epidemiology, India