Dr. Kavita Batra, PhD, MPH, BDS, FRSPH, serves as an Assistant Professor and Senior Biostatistician with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Dr. Batra began her career as a dental surgeon in India and received her master’s and doctorate degrees in public health from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA. As the co-vice chair of the research seminar planning committee for the office of research and director of internal medicine resident research within the school of medicine, Dr. Batra provides statistical and research mentoring to faculty, residents, fellows, and medical students. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, maternal and child health, COVID-19, social determinants of health, vaccine hesitancy, clinical research, and evidence synthesis. Dr. Batra has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and presented her work at several state, national, and international public health conferences. She has an extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research. Dr. Batra serves on the topical advisory panel and editorial boards of several journals, including Annals of Epidemiology, Psychiatric Case Reports, Dentistry Journal, Vaccines, and Healthcare. Dr. Batra is a President-elect to the Delta Omega-Delta Theta Chapter at UNLV, a Grad Alumni Ambassador, a key member to the Sexual Misconduct Taskforce, Nevada System of Higher Education, and a statewide secretory to the Nevada Public Health Association.
Affiliations and expertiseAssistant Professor and Senior Biostatistician, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA