Akash Malhotra is a PhD student in Implementation Science in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health. He completed his undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2015 at the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology at the University of Delhi. Following this he worked at Bain and Company, a global management consulting firm, at their India and Africa offices. He transitioned to the field of public health in 2018, working for the Clinton Health Access Initiative supporting service delivery of their Tuberculosis, Oxygen, Vaccines, Nutrition, SRMNCAH, and Health System Strengthening programs in Southeast Asia. Akash pursued his MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), graduating in December 2021. After graduating, he continued exploring his interests in costing, cost-effectiveness, program management, and implementation science, working at the Department of Epidemiology at JHSPH helping support clinical trials in East Africa. Akash’s experience focuses on addressing delays in patient diagnosis and linkage to care, applying both a patient-and-provider-centered approach in low resource settings.