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Celine Gounder Biography – Celine Gounder Wiki
Celine Gounder is an American physician and medical journalist. She is a Senior Fellow and Editor-at-Large for Public Health at the Kaiser Family Foundation and for Kaiser Health News. She’s also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. She cares for patients on the wards at Bellevue Hospital Center.
Dr. Gounder’s also the host and producer of American Diagnosis — a conversation about some of the biggest public health challenges across the United States, with insights on topics from teen mental health to opioids and gun violence highlighting the voices of experts and people on the ground working for the health of their communities — and Epidemic, a podcast about infectious disease epidemics and pandemics. Season 1 of Epidemic covered the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and Season 2 will go back in time to cover smallpox eradication in South Asia.
Dr. Gounder founded Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization, which has since been absorbed by KFF’s KHN.
As a medical journalist, Dr. Gounder is a CBS News Medical Contributor, and prior to that was a CNN Medical Analyst and a frequent expert guest on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, HLN, BBC, Al Jazeera America, MTV, Dr. Oz, and Oprah Prime. She’s written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian US, The Washington Post, Reuters, Quartz, Sports Illustrated, and Bloomberg View. She’s best known for her coverage of the COVID-19, Ebola, Zika, opioid overdose, and gun violence epidemics.
Dr. Gounder served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board from November 9, 2020 to January 20, 2021.
Dr. Gounder cared for patients part-time at Indian Health Service and tribal health facilities in the southwest and far northeast of the United States between 2017 and 2018.
In early 2015, Dr. Gounder spent two months volunteering as an Ebola aid worker in Guinea. In her free time, she interviewed locals to understand how the crisis was affecting them. She is making Dying to Talk, a feature-length documentary about the Ebola epidemic in Guinea.
Between 1998 and 2012, she studied TB and HIV in South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Brazil. While on faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gounder was the Director for Delivery for the Gates Foundation-funded Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic. She later served as Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
She received her BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, her Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and her MD from the University of Washington. Dr. Gounder was an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, and a post-doctoral fellow in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
She was elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2016 and featured in the IDSA’s 2017 Annual Report. In 2017, People Magazine named her one of 25 Women Changing the World. In 2021, InStyle Magazine named her one of 50 Women Making the World a Better Place.
Celine Gounder Age
Celine R. Gounder was born on April 22, 1977. She is 45 years old as of 2022.
Celine Gounder Parents
Dr. Celine Gounder was born to a French mother and an Indian father. Her father, Raj Natarajan Gounder, an aerospace engineer, was the first person to earn a college degree from his small village in Erode.
Dr. Gounder spoke about her parents in an interview with the Princeton Alumni Weekly, saying: “My parents were both from outside of the U.S. My father from India, as I mentioned, my mom grew up in France, in the aftermath of World War II, in Normandy.”
Speaking about her father, she said: “my father was from India, and sort of a typical tiger Asian parent”.
Celine Gounder Husband – Dr Celine Gounder Grant Wahl
Dr. Celine Gounder was married to her husband Grant Wahl from September 2001 until his death in December 2022. The American soccer journalist died while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar.
Wahl reportedly collapsed in the press box, prompting fellow journalists to call for medical attention. Paramedics performed CPR at the scene before taking him away on a stretcher. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Dr. Gounder lived with her husband Grant Wahl in New York City.
Celine Gounder Children
Dr. Celine Gounder doesn’t have children.
Celine Gounder Salary
Dr. Celine Gounder’s salary is estimated to be $100k.
Celine Gounder Net Worth
Dr. Celine Gounder’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Celine Gounder Ethnicity
Celine Gounder is of mixed ethnicity. She is of Indian origin.