Prashant Yadav
William Davidson Institute

Prashant Yadav is a Senior Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute (WDI) and Director of the Health Care Research Initiative at WDI. He also holds faculty appointments at the Ross School of Business and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.

A leading expert on pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chains in developing countries, Dr. Yadav’s research explores the functioning of health care supply chains using a combination of empirical, analytical and qualitative approaches. He serves as an advisor in the area of pharmaceutical supply chains to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, World Health Organization, UK Department for International Development, 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 including The Economist, The Financial Times, Nature and BBC. He served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s committee on strengthening food and drug regulation in developing countries, advisory board member of several public private partnerships and currently serves as co-chair of the Procurement and Supply Chain Working Group of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

Prior to coming to the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, Dr. Yadav 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 where he led the creation of a high impact research initiative focused on pharmaceutical supply chains in developing countries. From 2008-2010 he was also a visiting scholar at the INSEAD Social Innovation Center.

Dr. Yadav received his Ph.D. from the Manderson Graduate School of Business at the University of Alabama. He received his MBA from the FORE School of Management and his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.


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