in 2008. She joined the Board of Trustees for the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh and is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FXB-USA board, and the Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics Board of Directors.
Prashant Yadav, Ph.D., M.B.A., is a senior research fellow and director of the Healthcare Research Initiative at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. Previously he was a professor in Supply Chain Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Dr. Yadav’s research explores the functioning of pharmaceutical supply chains using a combination of empirical, analytical, and qualitative approaches. His more recent work involves supply chains for medicines in sub-Saharan Africa and other poor countries. In this work he collaborates closely with leading policy organizations and philanthropic foundations. Dr. Yadav serves as a consultant and adviser in the area of pharmaceutical supply chains to the World Bank, World Health Organization, UK Department for International Development, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Medicines for Malaria Venture, and many other global health organizations. He is the author of many scientific publications and his work has been featured in prominent print and broadcast media. Dr. Yadav obtained his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, his M.B.A. from the FORE School of Management, and his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. Before academia, he worked for many years in the area of pharmaceutical strategy, analytics, and supply chain consulting.