Dr Yogesh Kalkonde, a public health researcher and neurologist, trained in India and in the US in medicine, neurology and clinical research. He returned to India to work with rural and tribal communities that have limited access to healthcare. Currently, he leads the rural chronic non-communicable diseases research programme at SEARCH, Gadchiroli. He is also a practising doctor at the rural hospital of SEARCH. Yogesh is a recipient of the prestigious Wellcome Trust/DBT fellowship in public health and the Bruce Shoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology by the American Academy of Neurology.