Krishnamurthy Jayanna is the Project Director, IHAT and also serving as Project Director, Sukshema, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Canada. He is a physician and a public health specialist, specifically in the areas of sexual, reproductive, maternal and new born health. He received his MD in Community Medicine from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore. He holds a post-doctoral fellowship from International Infectious Disease and Global Health Training Program offered by University of Manitoba, Canada. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Community Health Science at University of Manitoba, Canada.