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Manish Kumar, MPH
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Manish Kumar, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
Senior Technical Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening, MEASURE Evaluation Project
Carolina Population Center
  • MEASURE Evaluation Project
  • 3rd Floor
  • 400 Meadowmont Village Circle
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • USA

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 Awards

Rotary Peace Fellowship

2013-2015, Rotary International Foundation

Delta Omega Service Award

2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Miriam L. Cole Scholarship

Gillings School of Global Public Health

Inducted into Frank Porter Graham Graduate Honor Society

UNC-Chapel Hill

Anne van den Ban Scholarship

The Netherlands

Research Activities

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

Health Informatics

Key Publications

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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Education

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

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