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Neena Prasad, MD, MPH

Lead, Food Policy Program and Global Reproductive Health Program 
Bloomberg Philanthropies
New York, NY

Neena Prasad is a public health physician currently serving as Lead for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Food Policy Program and Global Reproductive Health Program and is the focal point for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ tobacco control work in India. Since joining Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2008, Neena has played a pivotal role in shaping and executing innovative and large-scale initiatives aimed at addressing critical global health challenges. Recognized for her expertise and leadership, Neena has served on advisory committees for UNICEF; the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University; and Planned Parenthood Global.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Philanthropies, Neena was a Primary Care Physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her practice focused on the needs of marginalized populations, providing her with both valuable clinical experience and a deep appreciation of the importance of the social determinants of health. Neena's commitment to improving health outcomes globally led her in 2005 and 2006 to work at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Lesotho where she cared for adults and children affected by the epidemic.

Neena holds an MSc in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and an MD, both from McMaster University, Canada, as well as an MPH with a concentration in International Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Neena is deeply committed to promoting social equity and justice, locally and globally. She actively engages with civil society organizations and leaders around the world to understand their needs and aspirations, striving to be an ally in creating just and sustainable pathways for change.