Shubha Kumar, PhD, MPH

Shubha Kumar, PhD, MPH

Education Director, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health
Director, Master of Public Health Online Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California

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(323) 442-7236

Shubha Kumar is director of education & training at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health.  She is also an associate professor of clinical preventive medicine and director of the Master of Public Health online program at the University of Southern California.

Her professional and research interests include management and leadership in global health and development, program planning and evaluation, health systems strengthening, and capacity building.

She has successfully led the design and oversight of several programs in healthcare, disaster relief and education, as well as launched an international humanitarian non-governmental organization for which she was the chief operating officer.

Her recent projects include monitoring & evaluation of health programs and capacity-building and training of health workforce. She is most well-known for her expertise in impact evaluation, particularly social return on investment analysis.

She has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally, as well as developed the first distance education module on this subject. Kumar teaches in the USC MPH program including courses on global health leadership, global health ethics, and sustainable development and health. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology, an MPH, and a doctorate in healthcare management and policy from UCLA.