Shailey Prasad

Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Named Associate Vice President for Global and Rural Health

Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has been appointed Associate Vice President for Global and Rural Health in the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA).

In this new role, he will expand the work of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, partner with and align global health work in the Medical School and OACA, and partner with University-wide initiatives as appropriate.

He will also lead OACA's efforts to advance rural health in greater Minnesota, play a significant role in the advancement of an academic health center in Duluth, Minn., partner with OACA and other leaders to expand training options across Greater Minnesota, and develop strategies to address the needs of rural Minnesota to increase our ability to support providers and teams across the state, in alignment with our land grant mission.

"Dr. Prasad has spent his career working to solve complex issues in global health by engaging systems to create sustainable change in communities across the world," said Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, vice president for clinical affairs. "He brings a unique combination of experience and skills that are essential in this position: interdisciplinary practices, relationship building, community engagement, and creating practical and impactful programming. I look forward to working with Dr. Prasad in this critically important role on our leadership team."

"There is a significant and documented need for equity in global and rural health," said Prasad. "I'm excited for this opportunity to expand all we do on behalf of underserved communities, here in Minnesota and around the world."

In addition to serving as Executive Director & Carlson Chair of Global Health for OACA's Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, Dr. Prasad is co-PI of the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants; vice chair for education in Family Medicine & Community Health; adjunct professor at the School of Public Health; and a faculty lead for the Rothenberger Leadership Academy. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Udayana University, Bali.

Dr. Prasad has worked extensively as a primary care physician in underserved rural and urban areas of the U.S. and amongst forest tribes in southern India, and currently practices family medicine at the Broadway Family Medicine Clinic.

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