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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

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MEASURE Evaluation Project

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Chapel Hill, NC 27517


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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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