Chandrakant Lahariya is an Indian medical doctor, writer and social innovator. His work centres around improving health status and educational attainment of the marginalized and under-served communities through public policy interventions and the development of innovative workable models. Lahariya was trained as a physician at the University of Delhi, followed by the advanced training in Public Health and Policy and Planning. he has worked with Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and G.R. Medical College, Gwalior in faculty positions. Lahariya has provided consultancy to a number of national and international agencies including the Government of India, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO). He has written a book and more than 60 highly cited articles for reputed bio-science journals.