Prashant Jarhyan, PhD, MPH

LMIC Fellow


Home Institution: Deakin University, Australia
Fellowship Site: CCDC, Delhi, India
Research Topic: Piloting of a community health worker (CHW) led chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management and control program in rural India

Dr. Jarhyan will spend his fellowship year at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in New Delhi under the mentorship of Shvani Patel, PhD, Sailesh Mohan, PhD and Ana Hutchinson, PhD. His research will focus on the piloting of a community health worker-led chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management and control program in rural India. 

Dr. Jarhyan has worked as a primary care physician, public health practitioner, and research-er in India.  He has been working with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) in India for the last 6 years. He has managed and assisted many non-communicable diseases research projects in PHFI/CCDC. His career goal is to grow as an independent investigator in the field of chronic respiratory disease prevention and management research in low-resource settings.  

Dr. Jarhyan was awarded the prestigious American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Trainee Scholarship award in 2018 for his PhD work on utilizing community health workers to detect COPD in rural India.