Rajat Khosla is the Director of the International Institute on Global Health (UNU-IIGH). Rajat works on global health and inequalities through the intersections of research, policy, and practice. Over the last twenty years his research has focused on global health, development, gender equality, health equity, and human rights. He has published widely in academic publications and writes regularly on global health issues. His present research commitments include racism and global health; social justice; accountability; and gender and digital health governance.
Prior to his appointment at UNU-IIGH, he served as Senior Director for Research, Advocacy, and Policy at Amnesty International. He previously worked at the World Health Organisation and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights where his work focused on research and normative development for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals related to health in particular on issues related to sexual and reproductive health; develop and guide policy and legal analysis; and develop policy frameworks on the integration of women’s rights in humanitarian emergencies.
Previously Rajat has served in a variety of research and policy roles at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, the International Environmental Law Research Centre, and other organisations, and worked as an independent research and policy consultant for such organisations as UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA.
Rajat is an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Southern California Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre.
His current affiliations include serving as a member of the WHO Advisory Group on Gender Equality, Health Equity and Human Rights, and a member of the UNU-IIGH Gender and Health Hub High-level Advisory Committee. He is an alumna of University of Delhi and University of Essex.