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Anand Bhopal is a PhD Research Fellow at the Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS), within the Department for Global Health and Primary Care and an affiliate researcher at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) at the University of Bergen. He is a medical doctor and holds a Masters degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health from University College London.

His PhD project explores the intersection of priority setting, climate change and healthcare decarbonisation with a focus on low- and middle-income country perspectives. The project combines theoretical approaches exploring the integration of carbon emissions into healthcare priority setting and qualitative research interviews with health policy makers in countries which have committed to developing a zero carbon healthcare system under the WHO COP26 Health Programme. The aim is to assist policy makers in conceptualising and ultimately prioritising different health and climate related interventions.

Previous positions include working in the Medical Director’s Office of Public Health England (2017-2018) as a participant in the UK National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellowship Scheme and junior researcher at the Unit for Migration Health at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health. He was based at Harvard University as a participant on the Takemi Program in International Health from September 2022 to May 2023.

Selected publications during PhD period:

    Academic article
    • Show author(s) (2022). The global temperature-related mortality impact of earlier decarbonization for the Australian health sector and economy: A modelling study. PLOS ONE. 10 pages.
    • Show author(s) (2021). Priority setting and net zero healthcare: how much health can a tonne of carbon buy? The BMJ.
    • Show author(s) (2021). Climate change and health in Ethiopia: To what extent have the health dimensions of climate change been integrated into the Climate-Resilient Green Economy? World Medical & Health Policy (WMHP). 293-312.
    • Show author(s) (2021). The Norwegian Oil Fund in a Warming World: What are the Interests of Future Generations? Ethics, Policy & Environment.
    • Show author(s) (2021). Klimakrisen: Helsevesenet må ta ansvar. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.
    Short communication
    • Show author(s) (2023). Climate change and health: a 2-week course for medical students to inspire change. The Lancet Planetary Health. 3 pages.
    • Show author(s) (2023). An urgent call to save and protect lives of vulnerable populations in the Gaza Strip. The Lancet Regional Health - Europe.
    Letter to the editor
    • Show author(s) (2024). Putting Kaftrio into perspective: a test case for fair and open priority setting. The BMJ. q182.
    • Show author(s) (2021). How much health can a ton of carbon buy? Tropical medicine & international health.

    More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

    Setting Health Priorities in a Warming Climate (Climate Action Accelerator, Harvard University) 

    Harvard University Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability seed funding grant to explore pathways to low-carbon, high-quality healthcare in low- and middle-income countries. The project will use priority setting tools to model the carbon footprint of healthcare services and interventions along different health investment trajectories.

    Read more about the project: Climate Action Accelerator – Center for Health Decision Science (harvard.edu)

    Recent newspaper and popular scientific articles:

    Grønt Helsevesen ('Decarbonising Healthcare')

    Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation CET accelerator funded project (January-October 2021) which aims to build a coalition of researchers, clinicians and policy makers working towards decarbonising Norwegian health care while maintaining and improving health outcomes.

    Read more about the project and download the report here: Grønt Helsevesen (gronthelsevesen.org)