• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
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I am working much more on health disparities keeping mental health at the core of my work. I am also heavily involved in studies focusing on adolescent mental health services and implementation development. more recently I have developed interest in using health systems strengthening approaches to help address mental health treatment gap in LMICs. Strengthening equity, sound global partnerships, gender,ethnicity and race balanced research is an ethic would like to promote in my work.

  • PhD (University of London (UK))
  • Master (University College, London (UK))
  • Master (University of Delhi)
  • French
  • Hindi
Health Topics 
  • Bioethics
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • COVID-19
  • Digital Media
  • Education and Training
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
  • Female Circumcision
  • Gender
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Economics
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Policy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Implementation Science
  • Injury, Violence, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mental Health
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Political Economy of Health
  • Poverty
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Urban Health
  • War, Conflict, and Peace Studies

Kumar, M & Kumar, P, Garrett, L. (2014). Behavioural Foundation of Response Policies for Ecosystem Management: What can we learn from Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). Ecosystem Services 11/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.10.005

Kumar, M. Championing equity, empowerment, and transformational leadership in (mental health) research partnerships: Aligning collaborative work with the global development agenda. Frontiers in Psychiatry, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00099/

Kumar, M, Huang KY, Othieno C, et al. (2017). Adolescent Pregnancy and Challenges in Kenyan Context: Perspectives from Multiple Community Stakeholders. Global Social Welfare. First Online: 25 October 2017: 1‐17. PMID: 29744286 PMCID: PMC5937539 DOI: 10.1007/s40609-017-0102-8

Global Burden of Disease Self-Harm Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of suicide mortality 1990 to 2016: systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. BMJ. 6 Feb 2019; 364:I94. doi:10.1136/bmj.l94.

GBD 2017 HIV Collaborators. (2019). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980–2017, and forecasts to 2030, for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017. Lancet, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30196-1