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Dr. Tarinee Kucchal is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to Harvard, Dr. Kucchal was a practicing physician and surgical resident from Melbourne, Australia, where she specialized in General and Trauma Surgery for 6 years. She subsequently worked as a resident at Singapore’s leading Trauma Center, Tan Tock Seng, and as a frontline worker in the National Center for Infectious Diseases, which lead Singapore’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, she also completed a master’s in public health in global health and served as a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow with Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC). While at the PGSSC, Tarinee’s research focused on exploring innovative financing mechanisms to support investments in surgical health systems in low-and-middle-income countries, developing strategies to strengthen health systems for pandemic preparedness, modeling the implementation of innovative solutions for health in low-resource settings, and exploring the intersection of climate change, global health diplomacy, health systems strengthening and global health security. Her research now focuses on exploring the intersections of global health diplomacy and security within the broader security agenda. 

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