Dr. Navya Vyas

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale, MPH Programme

Alumni Coordinator, PSPH

Department of Health Policy


    Dr. Nayva Vyas is an Assistant Professor-Senior Scale in Master of Public Health Programme, Dept of Health Policy, PSPH, MAHE, Manipal. She has post-graduation in Public Health specialising in maternity and child health and a Ph.D. on ‘An Assessment of civilian biodefense preparedness in the state of Karnataka’. She has worked as District Epidemiologist, under Integrated Disease Surveillance Porgram (IDSP), Govt. Of Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada. She has a very good understanding of Public Health System in India. She currently is  Alummi Coordinator for PSPH, MAHE.

    She coordinates ‘Global Health Symposium’ which is an event in collaboration with Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and McMaster University for over 300 Masters students of public health and global health across 6 universities around the globe. She also Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine course (GHHM) , an online course on Tropical Medicine for doctors run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).  She participated in COVID-19 response activity as WHO External Monitor at Udupi District in 2021 and is part of a team in MAHE for the development of a module for Global Health for Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) virtual student exchange program.

    Dr. Vyas has  attended and conducted training prorgramme and workshops on basic Medical entomology, outbreak investigation, biosecurity and field epidemiological training programme. She has completed projects for UNICEF and BOSH as Co-PI and has received project grant under MAC ID seed grant, D A Prasanna endowment fund, ISID-Pfizer as PI. . She has published more than 25 scholarly publications indexed in Scopus & Web of Sciences and has contributed to 4 book chapters.


Subject Semester / Year
Infectious disease and surveillance Year 1 - Block 4
Nutritional Epidemiology Year 1 - Block 4
Global Public Health in Emergencies Year 1 - Block 5
Certificate Course on Global Health Security Year 1 - Block 6
Internship (mentoring) Year 2
Project Work Year 2


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D Public Health Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE 2022
Master of Public Health (MPH) Maternity & Child Health Department of Public Health, MAHE 2013
Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) Homeopathic Medicine Vinayaka Missions University, Salem 2009


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE, Manipal Assistant Professor Academics & Publications; Field Supervision; Project & Research Management & Alumni Coordinator, PSPH. Jan 2016- present
Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP), Govt. Of Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada. District Epidemiologist •Member of the Rapid Response Team • Investigation & preparing outbreak reports of outbreaks like Cholera, Kyasanur Forest Disease, Scrub Typhus, Malaria, Dengue, and Leptospirosis. 2014- 2015


Area of Research

Infectious Disease & Surveillance; Epidemiology; Health Security

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine (GHHM) team member from MAHE for coordinating GHHM Course
  • Reviewer for journal:  Plos One
  • Associated with Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) virtual student exchange program.

Assessment of preparedness against emerging infectious disease among private hospitals in a district of South India

2022 Dr. Navya Vyas Ambat, A. S

Medical Journal Armed Forces India

Vitamin D in Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19: Current Perspective and Future Prospects

2021 Navya Vyas Shilia Jacob Kurian Debasis Bagchi Mohan K. Manu Kavitha Saravu Mazhuvancherry Kesavan Unnikrishnan Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay Mahadev Rao Sonal Sekhar Miraj

Journal of the American College of Nutrition