Alumni Spotlight - December 2013

Vamsi Vasireddy, MD, MPH, DrPH

Vamsi Vasireddy, MD, MPH, DrPH is a public health physician with more than 12 years of experience working in the fields of health services delivery and health system strengthening in Africa, Asia, and the U.S. He serves as the principal investigator of ACTwatch, a project being implemented across 10 countries to inform policymakers on improving access to antimalarial medicines and diagnostic testing.

Prior to ACTwatch, Vamsi designed and implemented the first assessment of the local public health system in Israel, and the first and only comprehensive health systems strengthening framework for the Liberian Ministry of Health. He has also worked to eradicate leprosy in India and on piloting public health accreditation in Illinois. Vamsi continues to practice clinical medicine and resides in Nairobi, Kenya and Chicago, IL.

Vamsi was awarded an MD from the University of Health Sciences, India (2000), an MPH from Southern Miss (2004) and a DrPH from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2012).