At IIPHG, Dr Ashish is working as Assistant Professor (INSPIRE Faculty) and also involved in a DST funded research project. He has qualified UGC NET, ICMR JRF exam and completed his PhD in Biostatistics from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow. He has post-graduation from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) with gold medal in M.Sc. (Health-Statistics). Apart from many national conferences and seminars, He has presented research findings in 5 different countries and participated in a workshop in Singapore. Dr Awasthi received 5 international conference/ workshop scholarship for participation. Dr Awasthi authored, 41 peer-reviewed publications in various high impact journals and have academic collaborations with various national and few international Institutes.