Prashant Yadav is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Healthcare Research Initiataive at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. Previously he was a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.
Prashant’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 resource limited environments . In this work he collaborates closely with leading policy organizations and philanthropic foundations. Prashant 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, Bill and 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.
Prashant obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, his MBA from the FORE School of Management and his PhD from the University of Alabama. Before academia, Prashant worked for many years in the area of pharmaceutical strategy, analytics and supply chain consulting.