The website “Caring for India” is run by me, KIRAN KUMBHAR. I am a medical doctor and health policy graduate, and currently a doctoral student at Harvard University (history of medicine). I have been writing about healthcare, history, and culture in India for the past several years, with contributions to Times of India, HuffPost, Wire, Scroll, Swaddle among others. My PhD focus is the history of trust and distrust in biomedical doctors in post-independence India.
I was born and raised in the Konkan region of western India, and graduated with an MBBS from BJ Medical College Pune in 2010. I worked as medical officer and resident doctor at several places in India, then went to Harvard Univ in 2014 for a master’s degree in public health. After spending 2015-16 in India, I was back at Harvard for my PhD.
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