Dr. Manoj Sharma

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-2687
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Social & Behavioral Health, Internal Medicine
  • Research Fields: Health Behavior Research, Health Education, Health Promotion
  • Disciplines: Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Behavioral Aspects of Health, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Education, Health and Wellness, General, Health Professions and Related Programs, Medical Scientist, Psychology, Public Health, Public Health Education and Promotion, Public Health, General, Yoga Teacher Training/Yoga Therapy
  • Funding:DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services, NIH - National Institutes of Health, Private Industry, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, UNR - University of Nevada, Reno


In his career, spanning over 30 years, Dr. Sharma has trained/taught over 6,000 health professionals that include physicians, health education specialists, dietitians, community health nurses, health care administrators, epidemiologists, sanitarians, health and development workers, allied health professionals and others. He has designed and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in health behavior, health education, and health promotion at 13 national and international universities working full-time or part-time. He has been awarded several prestigious honors including the American Public Health Association’s Mentoring Award.


Manoj Sharma, MBBS, Ph.D., MCHES® 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 certified by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing. He is currently a tenured Full Professor & Chair of the Social & Behavioral Health Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the School of Public Health. He is a prolific researcher and as of June 2023 had published 15 books, over 375 peer-reviewed research articles, and over 500 other publications (h-index 51, i-10 index over 200, and over 13,000 citations) and secured funding for over $10 million. He is ranked in the top one percentile of global scientists from 176 subfields by Elsevier.His research interests are in developing and evaluating theory-based health behavior change interventions, obesity prevention, stress-coping, community-based participatory research/evaluation, and integrative mind-body-spirit interventions.