Global Health Pathway for Medical Students
(MD '10)
Global Health Pathway

Sunil Aggarwal

Sunil completed his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, joined the UW Medical Scientist Training Program and received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  He completed his Medicine Internship at Virginia Mason, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at NYU, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at NIH.  Sunil has over two dozen peer-reviewed publications; one of which has been cited over 100 times, translated into Spanish by the Council on Social Science Research, and highlighted in a UN Global Drug report.  His dissertation, The medical geography of cannabinoid botanicals in Washington state: Access, delivery, and distress received NIH first-issued Certificates of Confidentiality.  He led the AMA to call in 2009 for a review of Cannabis Scheduling. Sunil is a second-generation South Asian American from Muskogee, Oklahoma.

I believe the core ethical principle of global health is that everyone everywhere is equally entitled to the highest possible standard of physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being. I am deeply grateful that my advocacy work with Physicians for Social Responsibility and medical geographic work on behalf of those living under the everyday structural violence of the global drug wars was credited as a pathway towards Global Health at UW.