Shailey Prasad, MD, MPH

Executive Director & Carlson Chair of Global Health

MMC 381 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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 Master of 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 Associate Vice President of Global & Rural Health; 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, and Udayana University, Bali. 

Dr. Prasad is one of the founders of the Advocacy for Global Health Partnerships that looks at ethical frameworks in global health engagements. He is also the co-PI of the Northern Pacific Global Health Consortium that has global health training programs in Peru, Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, India, Nepal and Thailand through the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.  He co-developed 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 Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, South Africa, Zambia, Indonesia 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, where his peers have voted him a 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 Homeless Shelter, and the Bridge for Runaway Youth.

MD, MBBS, Mysore Medical College (now Mysore Medical College and Research Institute)
Henry Ford Hospital Family Medicine Residency Fellowship, Henry Ford Hospital (academic medicine)
MPH, University of Minnesota