About Me

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.

Current Affiliation

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

PhD in International Health

My Past Experiences

Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research
(2017 – 2020)
Worked in the Division of Epidemiology at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases till 2019. Then moved to the Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell at ICMR HQ in 2019.

Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India
(2015 – 2017)
Worked with the Zoonoses, Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance group, called the Roadmap to Combat Zoonoses in India Initiative.

Resident, University College of Medical Sciences
(2012 – 2015)
Resident in the Department of Community Medicine.