CGHSR Has a New Executive Director

January 12, 2017

Subject: CGHSR Executive Director Announcement
From: Brooks Jackson, M.D., Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School

I am pleased to announce that Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH, has been named the new Executive Director of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility. Shailey brings a passion for global capacity-building, education, and research training to this position, and he will play an instrumental role in elevating the Center to enhance partnerships around education, research and practice.

Shailey is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and associate director of the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Throughout his career he has worked to address health disparities and global health issues. In addition to serving as Co-PI of the NIH/Fogarty-funded U of M Global Health Fellows Program, he works with the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center to improve the quality and viability of rural health care across the United States.

Global relationships will play a critical role as we work to expand interprofessional partnerships and address significant health issues both at home and abroad. Shailey's work will involve faculty, staff, and students from across all our health sciences schools and beyond to increase the effectiveness of our global programs.

"We have seasoned researchers and educators across our schools working in the field of global health and I look forward to collaborating with them," said Shailey. "I also want to bring in colleagues who are newer to global health to help expand the scope and impact of our programs."

Shailey has extensive experience working with the Center as a co-chair of the Global Health Leadership Council. He co-developed the CGHSR-sponsored graduate-level course "Global Health, Globalization, and Leadership," and the undergraduate "Global Future Physician" program of the Health Careers Center, both held annually in Mysore, India.

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. He also received his Masters in Public Health here at the University of Minnesota. He has worked with forest tribes in rural areas of southern India, advocating for improved health care as a key building block for communities, and as a rural physician in Mississippi.

Shailey's leadership and experience will help strengthen our relationships around the world, and increase opportunities for our faculty, students, and staff to collaborate on the global stage.

He will begin serving in this role on April 1.