TK Sundari Ravindran is currently a Senior Editor of the international journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, and Principal Visiting Fellow at the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and served for twenty years as Professor of Public Health at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.
Sundari’s research interests include gender and intersectional inequities in health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and social determinants of health. She has been a researcher, activist, and a trainer working at the local and international levels for close to four decades. Sundari is a founder Member of Rural Women’s Social Education Centre (RUWSEC), a grassroots women’s health organisation in Tamil Nadu, with which she has been involved since its inception in 1981. She is also a founder-member of CommonHealth, a National Coalition for Reproductive Health and Safe abortion (India).