Dr Sara Schwanke-Khilji (nee Schwanke) MD MPH

Distance Learning Tutor ; Visiting Research Fellow, Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group

About Sara Schwanke-Khilji

Sara Schwanke Khilji is a Distance Learning Tutor and Visiting Overseas Research Fellow at the Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group in Bangkok, Thailand. 


Dr. Schwanke Khilji completed a Doctor of Medicine and Master's Degree in Public Health at the Mount Sinai (now Icahn) School of Medicine and New York University, and completed specialty training in Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. She has worked in a variety of international health policy and community health settings around the world, including in Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar. 




Dr. Schwanke Khilji is a Distance Learning Tutor for Conflict & Health, and serves as a supervisor for Master's projects for the Global Health Policy MSc Distance Learning program. In addition to her work for LSHTM, she serves as the Director of Interprofessional Education for OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) Global. 


Health equity

Health systems


Migrant health

Research areas

  • Equity
  • Global Health
  • Health care policy
  • Health inequalities
  • Health policy
  • Health services
  • Health systems


  • Medicine
  • Political science

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Influenza
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Tuberculosis


  • East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
  • North America
  • South Asia


  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United States

Other interests

  • Women's health
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