Dr. Preshit Nemdas Ambade is a Doctoral Candidate in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. He is an Ayurvedic physician by training and have completed his Master’s of Health Administration (MHA) from prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He served as a “Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow” from 2012-15 appointed by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India to work in one of the country’s development deficit areas. His doctoral research interest includes health care financing, health insurance coverage in developing countries, health disparities, economic evaluations in health care, and improving health insurance coverage for ethnic and low-income groups. He is also an active public health policy advocate and writes blogs and newspaper articles.