Dr. Krishna Udayakumar


Founding Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center

Dr. Krishna is the Founding Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center; Executive Director, Innovations in Healthcare; Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Duke University; Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy; and Associate Director for Innovation, Duke Global Health Institute.

He is focused on generating deeper evidence and support for the study, scaling, and adaptation of health innovations and policy reforms globally. His work with the Innovations in Healthcare, a non-profit co-founded by Duke, McKinsey & Company, and the World Economic Forum, includes curating and scaling the impact of transformative health solutions globally.

His work has been published in leading academic journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and Academic Medicine, and he has been interviewed or quoted in media outlets around the world, including CNN, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico.

Born in Bangalore, India, Dr. Udayakumar spent his childhood in Virginia, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with distinction. He received both an MD and an MBA (with a concentration in Health Sector Management) from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar. Dr. Udayakumar completed his residency training in internal medicine at Duke and served as Assistant Chief Resident at the Durham VA Medical Center before joining the faculty of Duke University. JHPIEGO, bilateral agencies like USAID, DFID etc. to improve health care service delivery. across Karnataka, India.


All session by Dr. Krishna Udayakumar

Dr. Krishna Udayakumar