Oommen John

Oommen John

Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health New Delhi, India.

Oommen is an internist, specialized in Internal Medicine from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and has an Executive MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing health systems strengthening interventions and health management information systems. He served as clinician with The Leprosy Mission and worked in several TLMs in North India and at Anadaban Leprosy Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Oommen leads a number of innovative public health interventions in low- and middle-income country settings. His interests and expertise include applying, developing, and evaluating digital health interventions for health systems strengthening in LMICs.

He has worked with WHO, leading the implementation of a large vaccine project and information systems-based monitoring for a data and quality tracking system. He serves on the WHO Digital Health Guidelines Development Group and International Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health.

At the George Institute, Oommen leads a research programme in the use of information systems for strengthening clinical care delivery and home-based care, as well as the establishment of the Indian Dialysis Registry in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical Research.