Dean - Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences
Kmjayanna Dr. Krishnamurthy Jayanna
Dean - Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences
M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences,
Bangalore, India

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Krishnamurthy is a physician, public health specialist and a researcher, active in the space of public and global health for close to two decades. His focus has been on developing and scaling up innovations to address inequities, quality of care and quality of life, through application of program science, multi-disciplinary and implementation research methods. His experience spans across the areas of HIV, Maternal, Neonatal and Child health (MNCH), Non communicable diseases (NCD) and Primary Health Care in the low and middle income countries.

As Associate Dean: Research and Professor: Public Health at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, he supports masters and doctoral courses, in addition to giving impetus to multi-disciplinary research that is of high interest to the institution. He holds part time faculty appointment at Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. He is also the India site coordinator for International Infectious Disease and Global Health Training Program ( that trains doctoral and post-doctoral students from India, Canada, Kenya and Columbia in multidisciplinary research.

In the past, as Senior Technical Advisor, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Canada, he led and supported publichealth projects in India and African settings. He holds part-time facultyposition with the University’s department of Community Health Sciences. He is also on the senior advisory team of Karnataka Health Promotion Trust and India Health Action Trust that implements large scale public health projects in India.

At a personal front, Krishnamurthy is a meditation practitioner and trainer at Heartfulness Institute, a global non-profit organization ( Here he volunteers his time in supporting trainings and meditation research. Inspired by the benefits of meditation, yoga and natural living, he has established Center for Integrative Health and Wellbeing ( Here he and his team are exploring tools and trainings to integrate modern medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation for holistic health, wellbeing and quality of life. Following the recent discoveries in the field of neurosciences and their implications for health, education and wellbeing, he supports applied research as Research Advisor, at Cognitive Skills Pvt Ltd (

He completed M.B.BS from Mysore and MD in Community Medicine from Bangalore; received training in research methods at W.H.O, Geneva and also holds a post-doctoral research fellowship from Canada.