Gunnar Ljungqvist, M.B.B.S, M.Sc.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Gunnar Ljungqvist is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security. His research focuses on global policies relating to access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the context of emerging infectious diseases.

Gunnar is a Primary Care Physician in London, UK, with 7 years of experience working on the frontline of the UK’s National Health Service. He has worked in a variety of specialties during his Family Medicine residency, including the Emergency Department at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also has an interest in humanitarian and catastrophe medicine, earning a Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes, and another Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. In addition to his NHS work, he has a wealth of international clinical experience from places such as Japan and Timor-Leste.

Gunnar is also a Public Health Researcher, having worked in Health Protection for Public Health England, and eventually becoming an Improving Global Health (IGH) Fellow with Health Education England. This Fellowship took him to Cambodia, where he worked on improving primary care delivery and non-communicable diseases in rural communities at a system-wide level. Gunnar then pursued a Master’s in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. At LSE, he researched antimicrobial resistance (AMR) policy, working with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies to investigate financial incentives to stimulate the antibiotic development pipeline. His latest collaboration was commissioned by the World Economic Forum to investigate the socio-economic drivers and impacts of AMR, with a One Health perspective.