Kamal Kant Sharma

Research Manager, Max Institute of Healthcare Management

Research interests: Organizational Behavior (multi-team systems, virtual workplaces, and negotiation dynamics), Behavioral Operations

Email: kamalkant_sharma@isb.edu 


Kamal Kant Sharma is a Research Manager at the Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Indian School of Business. He is interested in implementation research, operations, data analysis, and experimental and feasibility research studies focusing on communicable, non-communicable diseases, and early child development. His work in ISB includes supporting and leading the implementation of a randomized control trial- efficacy of Pill-in Hand adherence Monitoring. Prior to joining ISB, he led various research studies such as a randomized placebo-controlled trial aim was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D and zinc on COVID-19 outcomes, the Sustainable Programme Incorporating Nutrition and Games (SPRING), and other research studies implemented by different national and international institutions.

Kamal Kant received his MBA in Health care from IIHMR, New Delhi, and Master of Population Studies from IIPS, Mumbai after his graduation in physiotherapy


Published work

  • A randomized trial to determine the effect of vitamin D and zinc supplementation for improving treatment outcomes among COVID-19 patients in India: trial protocol [2022] 
  • The acceptability, feasibility and utility of portable electroencephalography to study resting-state neurophysiology in rural communities” published in Frontier in Human Neuroscience [2022] 
  • The effect of cumulative early life adversities, and their differential mediation through hair cortisol levels, on childhood growth and cognition: Three-year follow-up of a birth cohort in rural India,  [2022]  
  • The association of a novel digital tool for assessment of early childhood cognitive development, ‘DEvelopmental assessment on an E-Platform (DEEP)’, with growth in rural India: A proof of concept study” [2021] 
  • Proof of Concept of a Gamified DEvelopmental Assessment on an E-Platform (DEEP) Tool to Measure Cognitive Development in Rural Indian Preschool Children” [2020] 
  • Development, feasibility, and acceptability of a gamified cognitive Developmental assessment on an E-Platform (DEEP) in rural Indian pre-schoolers – a pilot study [2019] 
  • Impact of adversity on early childhood growth & development in rural India: findings from the early life stress sub-study of the SPRING cluster randomized controlled trial (SPRING-ELS)” [2019]