Dr Kumar Sumit

Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Department of Health Policy


    Dr Kumar Sumit is an Assistant Professor -Senior scale in the Department of Health Policy, Prasanna School of Public Health. His prior experince include  lecturer at, J.N. Medical College, Belgaum. His research interests are focused on road traffic psychology, migration and tribal health and has more than  15 Publications and is currently pursuing PhD research on the behavioral aspect of the young and novice drivers

    Dr Sumit has handeled various admisinstrative roles and also has been colabrating with international university in regards to conferences and summer class. He has been the recipient of the Erasmus ICM grant and has experience of teaching global health students at Tampere University, Finland. 


Subject Semester / Year
Environmental and Occupational Health Year 1 - Block 1
Social and Behavioural Sciences and Qualitative Methods Year 1 - Block 2
Chronic Disease and Disability Year 1 - Block 5
Global Health and Anthropology Year 1 - Block 6


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Master of Public Health Epidemiology Department of Public Health 2014
Bachelor of Dental Surgery College of Dental Sciences, Davangere 2009


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Prasnna School of Pulic Health Assistant Professor- Senior scale Academics & Publications; Project & Research Management, MPH Admission Incharge Janaury 2016- Present
Department of Public Health, J.N.Medical College, Belgaum Lecturer Teaching Public Health legislation and Social and Behavioral sciences November 2014- Janaury 2016

A study on risky driving among the novice drivers and scope of intervention to control in Udupi, Karnataka, India

Kumar Sumit Professor Rob Ruiter Professor Kris Brijs Dr Veerle Ross

Pursuing PhD research on the behavioral aspect of the young and novice drivers


Area of Research

Road traffic accidents, Injuries prevention, Medical sociology, Migration and Tribal Health

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Lifetime member of  'Indian Public Health Association'

Public Health Perspectives of Events Occurring during the Golden Hour of Road Traffic Accidents

2022 Lad Mohit Kumar Sumit Dr Prakash Narayanan Vasudevan Potty

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development

Road Traffic Accidents among the Young-Aged Riders in India

2022 Dr Kumar Sumit

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development