Dr. Sao Tunyi is a public health specialist who is presently working as Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant at National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP), Nagaland. After MBBS at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences(RIMS), Imphal, Manipur; he finished Master of Public Health (MPH) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in 2010. He worked as a Junior Resident at Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi; Medical Officer at Pungro Community Health Centre, Kiphire district, Nagaland; and as an Epidemiologist (IDSP) at Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Kohima, Nagaland.

He has interest in Christian Theology and Social Engagement, besides his passion for the written word.  He worked as a columnist for Eastern Mirror, a daily newspaper in Nagaland.

He was born and raised at Pfutsero, the highest altitude town in Nagaland, India. After his schooling there at Chakhesang Mission High School, he studied PU (Science) at Patkai Christian College, Dimapur, before going for his medical studies in Imphal, Manipur.

During his college days, he was associated with the Union of Evangelical Students of India (UESI), serving in the executive committee for several years. During his stay at Delhi, his spiritual thought moved from an emphasis on personal faith experience to involvement of Christians in the larger society. He enrolled for MA in Christian Studies from Madras University, but could not complete the 2nd year due to admission into JNU. His personal interest kept him to continue to read Christian Theology. Some of the writers who influenced him are Vinoth Ramachandra, N.T Wright, Alister McGrath, Tony Campolo, Os Guinness, Stanley Hauerwas, and Stanley Grenz.

He is influenced by Amartya Sen and Jeffrey Sachs in development economics. His interest in his own discipline lies particularly in Health Economics, Health Policy, and Health Systems development. From clinical practice, he made a deliberate switch to public health and; be it religion or health care, his interest lies at the macro level, in understanding the bigger picture of things.