Shubha Kumar, PhD, MPH
Director of Distance Education Programs, USC Institute for Global Health
Director, Master of Public Health Online Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
Location: SSB 318F
Telephone: (323) 442-7236
Shubha Kumar is an assistant 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 best practices in knowledge transfer and health education.
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 capacity-building of healthcare NGOs and the development and strengthening of emergency medical systems in sub-Saharan Africa. 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 as well as directs the business of medicine curriculum for medical students. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology, an MPH, and a doctorate in healthcare management and policy from UCLA.
- New course takes students to Costa Rica to learn about planetary health, equity (2/16/2018)
- A novel methodology for strengthening human rights based monitoring in public health: Family planning indicators as an illustrative example (12/8/2017)
- USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services (11/10/2017)
- Global health courses go global, live (8/16/2017)
- Assessing value-for-money in maternal and newborn health (7/28/2017)
- USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (4/14/2017)
- Social Return on Investment (SROI): An Innovative Approach to Sustainable Development Goals for Sexual and Reproductive Health Programming in sub-Saharan Africa (11/21/2016)
- Vietnam works with USC and partners to develop health policy for safe, effective surgical care (11/14/2016)
- New global health courses commence online—and around the world (9/1/2016)
- USC online public health program presented at national education conference (3/18/2016)