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Manoj Sharma

Department(s): Public Health
Office: GTW 325
Mail Code: 3063
Phone: 702-895-2687
Email: manoj.sharma@unlv.edu


Manoj Sharma, MBBS, Ph.D., MCHES ® is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Health in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health in the School of Public Health. He is a public health physician with a medical degree from the University of Delhi and a doctorate in Preventive Medicine (Public Health) from The Ohio State University. He is also a master certified health education specialist certified from the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. In his career, spanning over 30 years, he has trained/taught over 6,000 health professionals at 13 national and international universities working full time or part-time. He is a prolific researcher and as of August 2020 had published 10 books, over 280 peer-reviewed research articles, and over 450 other publications and secured funding for over $4 million (h- index 36, i-10 index 147, and over 7,000 citations). He has been awarded several prestigious honors including American Public Health Association’s Mentoring Award, ICTHP Impact Award, William R. Gemma Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Public Health Alumni Society at the Ohio State University and others.

Research Specialties

  • Developing and evaluating evidence-based health behavior change interventions
  • Obesity prevention
  • Stress-coping
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Integrative mind-body-spirit interventions

Mentoring Topics

  • Health behavior research
  • Evidence-based health promotion interventions
  • Integrative health