Health Care Optimization and Analytics Lab
Mukesh Kumar, Ph.D.
Hi, my name is Mukesh Kumar, and I come from India. In 2011, I received a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree in Converging Technologies from the University of Rajasthan (India). Later, I pursued a Master of Technology (M.Tech.) degree in Cognitive and Neuroscience at the same university. My masters' dissertation research investigated cognitive decline in rodents due to chronic mild stress.
In July 2014, I enrolled as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) student in the Department of Neurology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (India). I completed my Ph.D. in February 2020 with a thesis titled "Development and Validation of a Stroke Risk Score in Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis Patients: A Clinical and Multimodal Imaging-Based Risk Modelling." I received multiple research awards during my Ph.D., including international travel awards and best research paper awards.
Right after, I spent seven months as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India. Here, I worked on a health technology assessment project focusing on the appropriateness of surgical interventions in coronary artery diseases.
Starting from April 2022, I am working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Here, I am researching on to optimize stroke health care systems using operational research methods. The project I am working on here aims to investigate the impact of a low-field head-only MRI on functional outcomes for a subset of stroke patients and quantify the cost-effectiveness for the health system and those patients.