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Manoj Sharma, MBBS, PhD, MCHES

Professor & Program Coordinator, Social and Behavioral Health Program
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 and Program Coordinator of the Social and Behavioral Health Program in the School of Public Health. He is a public health physician and educator 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 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 July 2021 had published 10 books, over 300 peer-reviewed research articles, and over 450 other publications (h-index 40, i-10 index over 170, and over 8,500 citations) and secured funding for over $4 million. He has been awarded several prestigious honors including American Public Health Association’s Mentoring Award, J. Mayhew Derryberry 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.

Dr. Sharma is a public health physician by training. His research interests are in testing health behavior models, designing and evaluating evidence-based (theory-based) health behavior change programs (obesity, physical activity promotion, yoga/meditation, and mental health), and community-based participatory research and evaluation.

Research Specialties

  • Developing and evaluating evidence-based health behavior change interventions
  • Health behavior research
  • 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