Gautham Krishnaraj

Gautham Krishnaraj is a PhD Health Policy Student and Michael G. DeGroote Doctoral Scholarship of Excellence recipient with the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group. Gautham previously completed his Masters in Global Health from McMaster University, where he was a Royal Bank of Canada Students Leading Change Scholar. He was also awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Communicating Research and McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Award of Excellence for his thesis on palliative care in humanitarian contexts, undertaken as part of the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group. Gautham also holds a BSc. in Microbiology & Immunology from McGill University, where he served as President of the Microbiology & Immunology Students’ Association in his final year. In 2015-2016, Gautham represented the Young Diplomats of Canada and the International Relations Students Association of McGill University as Head Delegate to the OECD and the United Nations Economic & Social Council Commissions respectively. He notably addressed Civil Society at the 54th Commission for Social Development in 2015 on the topic of youth engagement in sustainable development worldwide. During his time at McGill, Gautham also assisted the production of training protocols for the International Medical Corps’ Multi-Agency Training Collaboration to Support the Ebola Response in West Africa in 2014. From 2017-2018 Gautham was an Aga Khan Foundation Canada International Development Management Fellow, working as a Documentation and Reporting Officer with the Madrasa Early Childhood Program in Mombasa, Kenya. He is currently the Director of Training Programs for HumanitarianU, and a National Youth Advisor to the Canadian Red Cross.

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