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Prashant Yadav
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Prashant Yadav is a globally recognized scholar in the area of healthcare supply chains. He is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications and his work has also been featured in prominent print and broadcast media including The Economist, The Financial Times, Nature, and BBC.

Outside academia, Yadav works closely with governments and global organizations in the area of policy and investment strategy design for healthcare supply chains. He currently works as Strategy Leader-Supply Chain at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Yadav serves on the advisory boards of many global organizations and social enterprises. He has been invited for expert testimony on the issue of medicine supply chains in the US Congress and legislative bodies in other countries. He was a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines and has been a member of multiple national Academy of Medicine Expert Committees. He was Chair of the Market Dynamics Advisory Group of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Geneva and Co-chair of Procurement and Supply Chain Management at the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

Prashant’s research papers have been the recipient of the best paper awards from the Production and Operations Management Society, INFORMS, and other professional societies. He was inducted as a Chartered Fellow of the CILT in 2011.

Before his current role, Yadav was Vice President of Healthcare at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan and a faculty member at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Before that he was Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.


Harvard Medical School

Global Health and Social Medicine

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Boston, MA 02115