Dr. Singh serves as a Director of the GHEP Board. As an international epidemiologist, he brings to the board over 20 years research and practice experience in global health inequalities, socioeconomic determinants of health and mortality, child health disparities by ethnicity and socioeconomic deprivation, obesity and physical activity, immigrant health, and spatial and time trends in cancer incidence and mortality. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and two books in the areas of health inequalities, immigrant health, obesity and physical activity, minority health, cancer epidemiology, and maternal and child health (MCH).
Gopal has held research and research program leadership appointments at world-renowned instiutions including the U.S. National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Kansas Health Institute, in Kansas, and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
He has held positions at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Ohio State University and served as a statistical consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government of Egypt.
He is the recipient of the 2010 National MCH Epidemiology Award for Advancing Knowledge. In 2011, Gopal was elected the Editor of the International Journal of MCH and AIDS, a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the social determinants of health and disease as well as on the disparities in the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases affecting infants, children, women, adults, and families around the world, especially in developing countries. In this position, he provides technical leadership to an editorial board of 50 internationally-acclaimed scholars drawn from all World Health Organization regions. Gopal is a Senior Epidemiologist & Health Care Administrator with a national health agency.
Gopal holds a PhD in Demography/Sociology from the Ohio State University, an MS degree in Population Planning from the University of Michigan, a Post-Master’s Diploma in Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Bombay/Mumbai; and an MSc degree in Statistics from India. GHEP is grateful for Gopal’s voluntary community service on the board.