Dr. Prashanth is a medical doctor leading a team at the Institute of Public Health, Bangalore, and obtained his PhD in public health from ITM, Antwerp. He has been a Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance fellow at IPH since 2017.

Apart from his work in healthcare, he is deeply interested in natural history, especially in birdwatching, and writes about it and more on his website www.daktre.com.

He has also contributed a significant amount of content on these topics to Wikipedia, and conducts workshops and other activities to promote contributing to Wikipedia.

He strongly believes information, like health, suffers from inequities, and platforms like Wikipedia can address this. You can follow his contributions on Wikipedia and related projects (and other interesting thoughts!) via his user page – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Prashanthns