Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-205-8780
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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. Traditional Healers as Health Care Providers for the Latine Community in the United States, a Systematic Review. Health Equity. 2022; 6(1):412-426. Cruz ML, Christie S, Allen E, Meza E, Nápoles AM, Mehta KM. PMID: 35801152; PMCID: PMC9257545.
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    2. A Randomized Study to Assess the Effect of Including the Graduate Record Examinations Results on Reviewer Scores for Underrepresented Minorities. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 09 01; 190(9):1744-1750. Dang KV, Rerolle F, Ackley SF, Irish AM, Mehta KM, Bailey I, Fair E, Miller C, Bibbins-Domingo K, Wong-Moy E, Glymour MM, Morris MD. PMID: 33738464; PMCID: PMC8408352.
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    3. Adaptation of an online training and support program for caregivers of people with dementia to Indian cultural setting. Asian J Psychiatr. 2021 May; 59:102624. Baruah U, Loganathan S, Shivakumar P, Pot AM, Mehta KM, Gallagher-Thompson D, Dua T, Varghese M. PMID: 33770675.
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    4. Evaluation of a large-scale reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition program in Bihar, India, through an equity lens. J Glob Health. 2020 Dec; 10(2):021011. Ward VC, Weng Y, Bentley J, Carmichael SL, Mehta KM, Mahmood W, Pepper KT, Abdalla S, Atmavilas Y, Mahapatra T, Srikantiah S, Borkum E, Rangarajan A, Sridharan S, Rotz D, Bhattacharya D, Nanda P, Tarigopula UK, Shah H, Darmstadt GL, Ananya Study Group. PMID: 33425335; PMCID: PMC7759017.
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    5. Impact of the Ananya program on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition in Bihar, India: early results from a quasi-experimental study. J Glob Health. 2020 Dec; 10(2):021002. Darmstadt GL, Weng Y, Pepper KT, Ward VC, Mehta KM, Borkum E, Bentley J, Raheel H, Rangarajan A, Bhattacharya D, Tarigopula UK, Nanda P, Sridharan S, Rotz D, Carmichael SL, Abdalla S, Munar W, Ananya Study Group. PMID: 33427822; PMCID: PMC7757842.
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    6. Using best subset regression to identify clinical characteristics and biomarkers associated with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2020 12 01; 319(6):F979-F987. Kwong YD, Mehta KM, Miaskowski C, Zhuo H, Yee K, Jauregui A, Ke S, Deiss T, Abbott J, Kangelaris KN, Sinha P, Hendrickson C, Gomez A, Leligdowicz A, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Liu KD. PMID: 33044866; PMCID: PMC7792692.
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    7. Perspectives on Components of an Online Training and Support Program for Dementia Family Caregivers in India: A Focus Group Study. Clin Gerontol. 2020 Oct-Dec; 43(5):518-532. Baruah U, Shivakumar P, Loganathan S, Pot AM, Mehta KM, Gallagher-Thompson D, Dua T, Varghese M. PMID: 32081097.
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    8. Use of mobile technology by frontline health workers to promote reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition: a cluster randomized controlled Trial in Bihar, India. J Glob Health. 2019 Dec; 9(2):0204249. Carmichael SL, Mehta K, Srikantiah S, Mahapatra T, Chaudhuri I, Balakrishnan R, Chaturvedi S, Raheel H, Borkum E, Trehan S, Weng Y, Kaimal R, Sivasankaran A, Sridharan S, Rotz D, Tarigopula UK, Bhattacharya D, Atmavilas Y, Pepper KT, Rangarajan A, Darmstadt GL, Ananya Study Group*. PMID: 31788233; PMCID: PMC6875677.
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    9. The value of kinetic glomerular filtration rate estimation on medication dosing in acute kidney injury. PLoS One. 2019; 14(11):e0225601. Kwong YD, Chen S, Bouajram R, Li F, Matthay MA, Mehta KM, Glidden DV, Liu KD. PMID: 31770424; PMCID: PMC6879155.
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    10. Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant and child deaths between 2000 and 2017. Nature. 2019 10; 574(7778):353-358. Burstein R, Henry NJ, Collison ML, Marczak LB, Sligar A, Watson S, Marquez N, Abbasalizad-Farhangi M, Abbasi M, Abd-Allah F, Abdoli A, Abdollahi M, Abdollahpour I, Abdulkader RS, Abrigo MRM, Acharya D, Adebayo OM, Adekanmbi V, Adham D, Afshari M, Aghaali M, Ahmadi K, Ahmadi M, Ahmadpour E, Ahmed R, Akal CG, Akinyemi JO, Alahdab F, Alam N, Alamene GM, Alene KA, Alijanzadeh M, Alinia C, Alipour V, Aljunid SM, Almalki MJ, Al-Mekhlafi HM, Altirkawi K, Alvis-Guzman N, Amegah AK, Amini S, Amit AML, Anbari Z, Androudi S, Anjomshoa M, Ansari F, Antonio CAT, Arabloo J, Arefi Z, Aremu O, Armoon B, Arora A, Artaman A, Asadi A, Asadi-Aliabadi M, Ashraf-Ganjouei A, Assadi R, Ataeinia B, Atre SR, Quintanilla BPA, Ayanore MA, Azari S, Babaee E, Babazadeh A, Badawi A, Bagheri S, Bagherzadeh M, Baheiraei N, Balouchi A, Barac A, Bassat Q, Baune BT, Bayati M, Bedi N, Beghi E, Behzadifar M, Behzadifar M, Belay YB, Bell B, Bell ML, Berbada DA, Bernstein RS, Bhattacharjee NV, Bhattarai S, Bhutta ZA, Bijani A, Bohlouli S, Breitborde NJK, Britton G, Browne AJ, Nagaraja SB, Busse R, Butt ZA, Car J, Cárdenas R, Castañeda-Orjuela CA, Cerin E, Chanie WF, Chatterjee P, Chu DT, Cooper C, Costa VM, Dalal K, Dandona L, Dandona R, Daoud F, Daryani A, Das Gupta R, Davis I, Davis Weaver N, Davitoiu DV, De Neve JW, Demeke FM, Demoz GT, Deribe K, Desai R, Deshpande A, Desyibelew HD, Dey S, Dharmaratne SD, Dhimal M, Diaz D, Doshmangir L, Duraes AR, Dwyer-Lindgren L, Earl L, Ebrahimi R, Ebrahimpour S, Effiong A, Eftekhari A, Ehsani-Chimeh E, El Sayed I, El Sayed Zaki M, El Tantawi M, El-Khatib Z, Emamian MH, Enany S, Eskandarieh S, Eyawo O, Ezalarab M, Faramarzi M, Fareed M, Faridnia R, Faro A, Fazaeli AA, Fazlzadeh M, Fentahun N, Fereshtehnejad SM, Fernandes JC, Filip I, Fischer F, Foigt NA, Foroutan M, Francis JM, Fukumoto T, Fullman N, Gallus S, Gebre DG, Gebrehiwot TT, Gebremeskel GG, Gessner BD, Geta B, Gething PW, Ghadimi R, Ghadiri K, Ghajarzadeh M, Ghashghaee A, Gill PS, Gill TK, Golding N, Gomes NGM, Gona PN, Gopalani SV, Gorini G, Goulart BNG, Graetz N, Greaves F, Green MS, Guo Y, Haj-Mirzaian A, Haj-Mirzaian A, Hall BJ, Hamidi S, Haririan H, Haro JM, Hasankhani M, Hasanpoor E, Hasanzadeh A, Hassankhani H, Hassen HY, Hegazy MI, Hendrie D, Heydarpour F, Hird TR, Hoang CL, Hollerich G, Rad EH, Hoseini-Ghahfarokhi M, Hossain N, Hosseini M, Hosseinzadeh M, Hostiuc M, Hostiuc S, Househ M, Hsairi M, Ilesanmi OS, Imani-Nasab MH, Iqbal U, Irvani SSN, Islam N, Islam SMS, Jürisson M, Balalami NJ, Jalali A, Javidnia J, Jayatilleke AU, Jenabi E, Ji JS, Jobanputra YB, Johnson K, Jonas JB, Shushtari ZJ, Jozwiak JJ, Kabir A, Kahsay A, Kalani H, Kalhor R, Karami M, Karki S, Kasaeian A, Kassebaum NJ, Keiyoro PN, Kemp GR, Khabiri R, Khader YS, Khafaie MA, Khan EA, Khan J, Khan MS, Khang YH, Khatab K, Khater A, Khater MM, Khatony A, Khazaei M, Khazaei S, Khazaei-Pool M, Khubchandani J, Kianipour N, Kim YJ, Kimokoti RW, Kinyoki DK, Kisa A, Kisa S, Kolola T, Kosen S, Koul PA, Koyanagi A, Kraemer MUG, Krishan K, Krohn KJ, Kugbey N, Kumar GA, Kumar M, Kumar P, Kuupiel D, Lacey B, Lad SD, Lami FH, Larsson AO, Lee PH, Leili M, Levine AJ, Li S, Lim LL, Listl S, Longbottom J, Lopez JCF, Lorkowski S, Magdeldin S, Abd El Razek HM, Abd El Razek MM, Majeed A, Maleki A, Malekzadeh R, Malta DC, Mamun AA, Manafi N, Manda AL, Mansourian M, Martins-Melo FR, Masaka A, Massenburg BB, Maulik PK, Mayala BK, Mazidi M, McKee M, Mehrotra R, Mehta KM, Meles GG, Mendoza W, Menezes RG, Meretoja A, Meretoja TJ, Mestrovic T, Miller TR, Miller-Petrie MK, Mills EJ, Milne GJ, Mini GK, Mir SM, Mirjalali H, Mirrakhimov EM, Mohamadi E, Mohammad DK, Darwesh AM, Mezerji NMG, Mohammed AS, Mohammed S, Mokdad AH, Molokhia M, Monasta L, Moodley Y, Moosazadeh M, Moradi G, Moradi M, Moradi Y, Moradi-Lakeh M, Moradinazar M, Moraga P, Morawska L, Mosapour A, Mousavi SM, Mueller UO, Muluneh AG, Mustafa G, Nabavizadeh B, Naderi M, Nagarajan AJ, Nahvijou A, Najafi F, Nangia V, Ndwandwe DE, Neamati N, et al. PMID: 31619795; PMCID: PMC6800389.
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    11. iSupport: a WHO global online intervention for informal caregivers of people with dementia. World Psychiatry. 2019 Oct; 18(3):365-366. Pot AM, Gallagher-Thompson D, Xiao LD, Willemse BM, Rosier I, Mehta KM, Zandi D, Dua T, iSupport development team. PMID: 31496096; PMCID: PMC6732694.
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    12. Stroke epidemiology and stroke policies in China from 1980 to 2017: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Stroke. 2020 01; 15(1):18-28. Hu S, Cui B, Mlynash M, Zhang X, Mehta KM, Lansberg MG. PMID: 31543073.
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    13. Effects of team-based goals and non-monetary incentives on front-line health worker performance and maternal health behaviours: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Bihar, India. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(4):e001146. Carmichael SL, Mehta K, Raheel H, Srikantiah S, Chaudhuri I, Trehan S, Mohanty S, Borkum E, Mahapatra T, Weng Y, Kaimal R, Sivasankaran A, Sridharan S, Rotz D, Tarigopula UK, Bhattacharya D, Atmavilas Y, Munar W, Rangarajan A, Darmstadt GL, Ananya Study Group . PMID: 31543982; PMCID: PMC6730593.
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    14. 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. Kjaer TW, Faurholt-Jepsen D, Medrano R, Elwan D, Mehta K, Christensen VB, Wojcicki JM. PMID: 29397484; PMCID: PMC6076342.
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    15. 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. Mehta KM, Gallagher-Thompson D, Varghese M, Loganathan S, Baruah U, Seeher K, Zandi D, Dua T, Pot AM. PMID: 29739423; PMCID: PMC5941472.
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    16. Duration of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. Ann Intensive Care. 2018 Feb 23; 8(1):30. Federspiel CK, Itenov TS, Mehta K, Hsu RK, Bestle MH, Liu KD. PMID: 29473104; PMCID: PMC5823799.
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    17. Shorter preschool, leukocyte telomere length is associated with obesity at age 9 in Latino children. Clin Obes. 2018 Apr; 8(2):88-94. Kjaer TW, Faurholt-Jepsen D, Mehta KM, Christensen VB, Epel E, Lin J, Blackburn E, Wojcicki JM. PMID: 29271129; PMCID: PMC5842114.
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    18. Systematic Motorcycle Management and Health Care Delivery: A Field Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan; 106(1):87-94. Mehta KM, Rerolle F, Rammohan SV, Albohm DC, Muwowo G, Moseson H, Sept L, Lee HL, Bendavid E. PMID: 26562131; PMCID: PMC4695954.
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