Dr Chandrakant Lahariya is a leading public policy and health systems expert. He has received advanced trainings in epidemiology, vaccinology, immunology and public health. His work focuses upon universal health coverage, primary healthcare and strengthening of health systems. In the year 2012, he received Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) Dr BC Srivastava Foundation Award for his work on translating community-based health research in public policy interventions. He is the youngest fellow ever elected to the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA).