Advisory Board

Kunal Sood, MA, MSc

Kunal Sood, MA, MSc is Co-Principal Investigator, Global Health Sciences at University of California, San Francisco; and Director at India Forge.
Kunal is a global health scientist and researcher with a special focus on global mental health using positive psychology. His career has focused mainly on the healthcare and wellness sectors for the past decade. He’s served in management and executive roles at two multinational companies in India and the US.
He brings a rare combination of deep insight and practical business sense with the ability to mobilize financial and human resources. He has considerable hands-on experience working with underserved populations and is an advocate for human rights and social action initiatives, with an unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the emerging fields of global health and positive psychology.
His specialties include positive psychology, global health, transpersonal and integral psychology, palliative care counseling, obesity treatment and prevention, design management, and strategic branding and marketing.
Kunal was previously Guest Chef at LoveSpring, Friend at TEDxSF, Student at Kellogg School of Management, Designer at Startup Weekend, Visiting Scholar at Partners in Urban Knowledge Action and Research, Graduate Student in Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies, Intern (Institute for Health and Healing) at California Pacific Medical Center, Clinical Associate at Chennai Kaliappa Hospital, Executive Education at Indian School of Business, Master Trainer & Membership Sales Consultant at Town Sports International, and Wellcoach at Wellcoaches Corporation.
Kunal earned his B.B.A in Design Management at the Parsons School of Design in 2004. He earned his MA in Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2010. He earned his MSc in Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco in 2011. He is currently finishing up his MBA in Marketing, General Management, Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University — Kellogg School of Management.
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