Dr. Devadasan started his career as a community health doctor in the forests of Nilgiris where he worked with the Adivasis of Gudalur for 10 years, building a comprehensive health system for them. Since then, he has worked with WHO country office in Orissa and then in Delhi as the NPO in-charge of communicable disease cluster and specialising in disease surveillance. In 2005, he founded IPH, Bengaluru and has been working closely in the area of health financing, access to health care and health systems management. He has completed his MPH and PhD from the famous Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. He has headed many research projects and authored many articles in peer-reviewed journals.