Manish Kumar, MPH
Manish Kumar is a public health professional with more than 12 years of experience as program manager, technical adviser, researcher and project leader. He specializes in health systems strengthening by facilitating design, implementation, scale-up and institutionalization of Health Information Systems (HIS) innovations.
Kumar currently works as the Senior Technical Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening in the MEASURE Evaluation Project of the University of North Carolina (UNC). His work focuses on providing technical and capacity-building support for implementation of the Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact Monitoring (DATIM) System of the United States Government in 58 developing countries.
Kumar, a native of India, served as the Senior Advisor-HIS at Abt Associates and Senior Technical Advisor-HIS at IntraHealth International, Inc.
His research interests include systems analysis, usability evaluation, implementation science and health system innovations.
Honors and AwardsRotary Peace Fellowship
2013-2015, Rotary International FoundationDelta Omega Service Award
2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillMiriam L. Cole Scholarship
Gillings School of Global Public HealthInducted into Frank Porter Graham Graduate Honor Society
UNC-Chapel HillAnne van den Ban Scholarship
Design and Evaluation of Health Information Systems
Strengthening Health Information Systems for Improved Health Outcomes
Implementation, Scale-up and Sustainability of Health Information System Interventions
A Primer on the Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality of Electronic Health Records. Kumar, Manish and Samuel Wambugu (2016). MEASURE Evaluation Project, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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MPH, Public Health Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
Graduate Certificate, Public Health Informatics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
Graduate Certificate, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of North Carolina, 2015
MS, Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems, Wageningen University and Research Center, The Netherlands, 2001
MS, Development Communication, G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India, 2000