Lakshmi Prasad is a public health professional with expertise and experience in project management, program development, and community-based participatory research in the U.S. and India. She is passionate about supporting the translation of data and evidence into practice and equitable programming and policy-making to promote equity and population health.
Lakshmi previously served as the lead Project Manager for two complex Learning Networks based at the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She provided operational, project management, and strategic planning support for these quality improvement science initiatives focused on reducing infant mortality and improving child health outcomes. Lakshmi helped to grow both these Learning Networks by organizing and strengthening the networks’ infrastructures and communications processes. She worked closely with network leads, funders, hospital leadership, and key partners to support and facilitate strategic planning, goal setting, and reporting efforts. On both networks, she led and supervised staff through ambiguous assignments, navigated complicated leadership structures, and worked with aplomb in fast-paced settings. She also served as the Disease Prevention Director for the county health department where she oversaw its Tuberculosis Control, HIV/STI Prevention, Immunizations, and Children with Medical Handicaps programs and led the division’s re-structuring and re-organizing efforts.
Lakshmi earned her master’s in public health from The Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.