KM Jayanna

Dr. Krishnamurthy Jayanna

Professor & Dean|Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences


Krishnamurthy is a community health specialist, active in the public health and development space for around two decades. His program and research interests revolve around quality of care, quality of life and wellbeing. He has experience working in the context of reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH), infectious diseases, early childhood development (ECD), Primary Health Care, Non communicable diseases (NCD) and Nutrition.

Currently he works as Dean of Faculty of Life and Allied Health Sciences at Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, India, he supports multidisciplinary research and academic initiatives in the space of public health, allied health, life sciences and food sciences. He holds part-time faculty position with the department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada. Currently he is on the senior advisory team of Karnataka Health Promotion Trust and also the site coordinator for a Global Health Training Program, that trains PhD and postdoctoral fellows from across four countries, India, Canada, Kenya and Columbia. In the past, he was a part of the global health team of University of Manitoba and India Health Action Trust, and was involved in their projects across India, Africa and Caribbean.

In the last five years, he is focusing on interventions that impact lifestyles and quality of life through two approaches: Integrative Health and Applied Neurosciences. He founded Center for Integrative Health and Wellbeing where he guides and mentors a multidisciplinary team of Ayurveda physicians, Yoga and Meditation instructors as well as Health Educators to support clients in adopting an integrative approach to lifestyle change. He has published a book to inspire and support people in adopting an integrative health and wellbeing lifestyle (https://​www​.ama​zon​.in/​S​c​i​e​n​c​e​-​P​r​a​c​t​i​c​e​-​I​n​t​e​g​r​a​t​i​v​e​-​W​e​l​l​b​e​i​n​g​-​L​i​f​e​s​t​y​l​e​/​d​p​/​1​6​3​6​4​0​0744/). As research advisor at Cognitive Skills Pvt Ltd, he has supported applied neurosciences research related to child development and learning; performance and lifestyles that impact brain health and cognitive reserve in the middle aged and elderly. He has published more than 75 publications that includes journals, books, book chapters, reports and white papers; participated as key note speaker and an expert panellist in over 50 conferences and workshops of national and international repute. He has been a recipient of Karnataka Association of Community Health (KACH) young scientist award; National level Impact award and Best project award in wellness categories; and scholarships from NIH, USA and WHO.

He completed MBBS from J.S.S Medical college, Mysore; MD in Community Medicine from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute; received training in research methods at W.H.O, Geneva and also holds a post-doctoral research fellowship from Canada.