Oommen C. Kurian


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Oommen C. Kurian is a Fellow at ORF working on public health. He is a researcher trained in economics and community health from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has worked on issues of healthcare, nutrition, gender and poverty with various organisations such as Oxfam India, Action Aid India, Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT), Office of the Commissioners of the Supreme Court on the Right to Food Case, Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS), Centre for Social medicine & Community Health (CSMCH), JNU, and Women's Studies Programme, JNU.


  • Public Health
  • Health Finance
  • Development

Current Position(s)

  • Fellow, ORF Development and Society Initiative

Past Position(s)

  • Oxfam, India
  • Action Aid, India
  • Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT)


  • PhD, Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (ongoing)
  • MPhil, Community Health, JNU, Delhi
  • MA, Economics, JNU, Delhi

Language Fluency

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam