Bernadette Nirmal Kumar

Bernadette Nirmal Kumar is a medical graduate from St. Johns Medical College, India, and has a doctorate in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Oslo, Norway and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Psychiatry, University of Oslo. Kumar has several years' international experience working for UNICEF, WHO, WFP, World Bank and NORAD in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, West Bank and Gaza, North Korea, China and Bhutan (1989-2000). Migration and Health has been the focus of her research since 1999 and she is the co-editor and author of several text books on this topic (Migrant Health – A Primary Care Perspective, Taylor and Francis, 2019). She was Director of the Norwegian Centre for Migration and Minority Health (NAKMI), now part of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Associate Professor, Global Health at the Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo. She is Professor at the Empower School of Health, Haryana, India. She has been a commissioner of the Lancet Commission on Migration and Health (2018) and is co-chair of Lancet Migration. Kumar leads the Migration Health work package of the EU Joint Action on Health Inequalities and is the President of the EUPHA Section Migration and ethnic minority health.