Prarthana Vasudevan, MS, MSPH

Advocacy & Communications Specialist

Prarthana is a public health professional with a scientific background in microbiology, immunology, and global disease epidemiology. She is an Advocacy & Communications Specialist with the Johns Hopkins International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), where she has been working since January 2016. Prar is the Research Coordinator for the Sustaining Access to Vaccines and Immunization in India project (SAVI), one of the center’s longstanding technical advocacy projects.

She also serves as one of the research leads for IVAC’s new project on adult vaccine use and policy. Under that project, she is leading a research team of five to develop a database that summarizes the current landscape and the factors that influence adult vaccine introduction decision-making, access, and uptake. Prar earned a Master of Science (MS) in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.