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Dr. Dennis Cherian

Associate Vice President & Senior Technical Director for Health and Nutrition

Dennis Cherian oversees Corus International’s Health, Nutrition and WASH work, and serves as its global practice lead. Dennis is passionate about health equity and integrating health in multi-sectoral platforms.

Dennis brings over 25 years of global health leadership and experience in non-profit organizations and government to Corus International. Prior to joining Corus International, Dennis was the Senior Director of New Program Development at Jhpiego, where he supported the growth and diversification of new business development activities. As the Senior Director of Health at World Vision, Dennis led a team responsible for advancing the organizations technical profile and for the acquisition and implementation of a broad range of health programs worldwide.

Dennis also held senior technical advisor and program management roles with Plan International, Medical Care Development International, and the New York State Department of Health, Division of Tuberculosis. He has extensive experience designing and implementing integrated child health and development, tuberculosis/HIV, nutrition, WASH, Global Health Security, and  NTDs projects.

He currently serves as the Secretary of the Christian Connection in International Health (CCIH) Board and is the Co-Chair of the CORE Group board.

Dennis is a physician with a BHMS degree from the Mahatma Gandhi University, a Master in Health Administration from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and a Certificate in Psychology of Leadership from Cornell University.