Indian-origin epidemiologist in the United States, Celine Gounder, who has Tamil roots, who is an assistant professor in the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, was named a member of the COVID-19 Advisory Board of American President-elect Joe Biden. Another south Indian who made it to the task force is Vivek Murthy, the former US surgeon general. His family was originally from Karnataka.
Celine Gounder father Raj Gounder is from Tamil Nadu. She is a practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist and internist, epidemiologist, journalist and filmmaker, as per her Linkedin page.