Pranab is a skeptic Oslerphile, a blogger, and a public health doctor.
Hello! I am Pranab Chatterjee, a public health doctor and blogger!
I received my MBBS degree from Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, which was established on January 28, 1835, by Lord William Bentinck, and is the oldest medical training institute in Asia. I completed my MD Residency in Community/ Preventive and Social Medicine from the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Following that, I worked at the Public Health Foundation of India and the Indian Council of Medical Research. I worked at the ICMR’s Kolkata-based institute, the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases for a couple of years before moving to the ICMR Headquarters, managing the Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell.
I started this blog as an intern, over ten years ago. This blog has changed its tone, content type and frequency over time, matching my personal and professional journeys. I have, at times, considered shutting shop on this blog, but my penchant for writing and the catharsis of writing on this blog has kept me going.
After embarking on a Public Health career in India, I worked in a wide variety of settings in a short period of time, gaining a lot of hands-on knowledge, and learning through experience, often by trial and error. However, now that it has been over half-a-decade working in these settings, I have been again feeling the itch to try and learn newer skills. As I embark on another journey of rediscovering my self, and my career, I felt like creating this blog to catalog the experiences along the way.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
PhD in International Health