Vijaya Kumar, MD, MPH

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center


Dr. Vijaya Arun Kumar is the Associate Director of the Global Health Section in the department of EM at Wayne State University (WSU) and Research Director at the Emergency Department of Harper University Hospital. His research focus is cardiovascular emergency medicine, Sickle Cell Disease and global health, he has authored numerous publications and is the principal investigator for more than 10 clinical research studies. Dr. Kumar is the vice chair of the MP2 Board of IRB at WSU, on the editorial board of Michigan Journal of Public Health and a manuscript reviewer for annals of emergency medicine. His Global Health interests include clinical research training, upliftment of women’s health and improvement of emergency medicine in resource limited, low and middle-income countries, he is the newly appointed chair of the education section of the EMERGE network. Dr. Kumar is presently working on developing a global health research training workshop at WSU for international and local fellows and faculty.