Anant Kumar (Ph.D)

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Anant Kumar (Ph.D)

Associate Professor

Dr. Anant Kumar is an Associate Professor in Department of Rural Management at Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Currently, he is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Public Health Leadership Program, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He offers courses in Behavioural Science, Organisation Behaviour, Reproductive Child Heath, Gender and Development, and Public Health and Policy. His areas of work and research interests are public health, women’s health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, population and reproductive health, international health, public health policy and leadership.

Before joining XISS, He has worked as Program Officer with The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Population Leadership Program in India. His interests eventually drew him into academia, and public health service as an advisor for various organizations and institutions. Trained in Psychology and Social Medicine & Community Health at the University of Allahabad, and Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. Kumar began his career as a psychologist and public health professional. He has been a strong and consistent advocate of competent public health services for the underserved.

Dr. Kumar is associated with various organizations and professional groups and has been published in several national and international journals like Health Sociology Review, Social Work in Public Health, Journal of Health Management, Journal of Health and Development, Journal of Mental Health and Ageing, Journal of Human Behaviour in the Social Environment, and International NGO Journal. He is on the panel of reviewers for various national and international Journals. Dr. Kumar is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. He is member, Expert Committee, Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). He was also awarded a Guest Fellow position at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.

His recent work titled, ‘Visionary Leadership in Health: Delivering Superior Value” is published by the Sage Publication India Pvt. Ltd, co-authored with Prof. Jay Satia and Ms. Moi Lee Liow.