Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Kala is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. Kala also teaches clinical research methods to undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, and international faculty. She uses different styles in her teaching including traditional ‘brick and mortar’ as well as cutting-edge online education technologies. She is also faculty of the SFBUILD, a pipeline program to promote diversity in science. In this program she works with undergraduate students, teaches them clinical research skills, and then works with them to find research placements in labs at UCSF and San Francisco State University.

    In terms of research, Kala focuses on both domestic and international vulnerable populations. Her early work examines disparities in older adult health. Her more recent work focuses on the intersection of social entrepreneurship and health in a global context. From 2011-2014, she was a faculty affiliate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she led a research evaluation on the impact of a management and transportation intervention on health in Zambia. Her current research evaluates a large maternal and child health intervention in Bihar, India.

    Kala received her DSc. in Epidemiology from the Erasmus University Medical School in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and has obtained post-graduate specialization in epidemiology and clinical research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California, San Francisco.

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    1. Kjaer TW, Faurholt-Jepsen D, Medrano R, Elwan D, Mehta K, Christensen VB, Wojcicki JM. Higher Birthweight and Maternal Pre-pregnancy BMI Persist with Obesity Association at Age 9 in High Risk Latino Children. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Feb; 21(1):89-97. PMID: 29397484.
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    2. Mehta KM, Gallagher-Thompson D, Varghese M, Loganathan S, Baruah U, Seeher K, Zandi D, Dua T, Pot AM. iSupport, an online training and support program for caregivers of people with dementia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial in India. Trials. 2018 May 08; 19(1):271. PMID: 29739423.
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    3. Federspiel CK, Itenov TS, Mehta K, Hsu RK, Bestle MH, Liu KD. Duration of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. Ann Intensive Care. 2018 Feb 23; 8(1):30. PMID: 29473104.
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    4. Mehta KM, Rerolle F, Rammohan SV, Albohm DC, Muwowo G, Moseson H, Sept L, Lee HL, Bendavid E. Systematic Motorcycle Management and Health Care Delivery: A Field Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan; 106(1):87-94. PMID: 26562131; PMCID: PMC4695954.