College of Health Sciences
Manoj Sharma is a physician by initial training and has completed his Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine from the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University in 1997. He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery anywhere in India by the Medical Council of India (License # MCI/6322) since April 1, 1987. He is also a master certified health education specialist (MCHES #7929) certified from National Commission on Health Education Credentialing since April 1, 2011. He is currently a tenured Full Professor in Behavioral & Environmental Health at Jackson State University in the School of Public Health and also mentors for Walden University. He has mentored for Walden University from 2000 to 2012 and has restarted working with Walden since 2015. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in health behavior, health education, and health promotion at Walden as well as eight other universities. He is a prolific researcher and as of 2017 has published nine books, over 200 peer-reviewed research articles, and over 400 other publications. He has worked on professional projects in 13 countries. His research interests are in developing and evaluating theory-based health behavior change interventions, community-based participatory research, and integrative mind-body interventions.