Dr. Sathya Doraiswamy is currently the Operational Support and Quality Assurance Branch (OSQAB) Chief in the Policy and Strategy Division of the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) headquarters in New York.
Sathya has over 25 years of technical, programmatic, and managerial experience from academia, NGOs, and the UN. Until recently, he was UNFPA’s Country Representative at its Iran Country Office, leading the agency’s country programme design and implementation. Before that, Sathya worked in several development and humanitarian contexts for various United Nations Organizations at the field, regional, and HQ levels. Sathya also holds an adjunct status at the Institute for Population Health at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, where he continues to contribute to teaching and the publication of scholarly articles.
Sathya is a medical doctor with a postgraduation in Community Medicine from Chennai, India, and has a professional doctorate from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He also has an executive master’s in business administration and has received additional diplomas in applied population research, applied statistics, and human resource management. He is board-certified in public health and is a certified lifestyle medicine physician. He is married with two daughters in college.
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