Shailey Prasad is an integrator by nature who enjoys working with folks from various backgrounds to solve complex issues in global health. He is particularly interested in engaging systems to create sustainable change in communities across the world, and in partnering with institutions strategically and efficiently to achieve this. His background working with forest tribes in rural areas of southern India, with urban communities in Detroit and as a rural physician in Mississippi has led him to be an advocate for improved health care as a key building block for communities.
A graduate of the Government Medical College, Mysore University in Karnataka, India, Shailey went on to complete his Family Medicine Residency and an Academic Family Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and later received his Masters in Public Health at the University of Minnesota.
In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Prasad is the Vice Chair for Education in Family Medicine & Community Health, Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health and serves as the faculty lead for the Rothenberger Leadership Academy within the UMN School of Medicine. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
As a founder of the Consortium for Responsible Short Term Experiences in Global Health (CORSTEGH), Dr. Prasad has been advocating for high ethical standards in global health work. He has developed Global Health training programs in Peru, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, India and Thailand through the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, the India based ‘Global Future Physician’ program for undergraduates and the ‘Globalization, Global Health and Leadership’ course for graduate students from the US. Since 2015, he has facilitated and led capacity building activities across academic institutions and professional organizations in Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia and India.
Shailey has worked extensively as a primary care physician in underserved rural and urban areas of the US and amongst forest tribes in southern India, and currently practices family medicine at the Broadway Family Medicine Clinic. He has been recognized as Twin Cities Top Doctor since 2013.
He serves on the board of Organic Health Response (OHR) in Kenya and Grassroots Research and serves as an advisor to Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) in India. He has volunteered his time with the Twin Cities Homeless Health Initiative, Exodus house shelter and the Bridge for Runaway Youth.