Neha Kumar

Neha Kumar

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Neha Kumar is a Health Decision Scientist by training, whose research interests include psychological anthropology, or the interaction of cultural and mental processes. She studies how cultural groups–with their history, language, and practices–shape processes of human emotion and mental health. She has also worked to develop the allcove program, an innovative network of integrated youth mental health centers designed with, by, and for youth that reduce stigma, embrace mental wellness, increase community connection, and provide access to culturally-responsive services.


  • Health decision modeling
  • Cost-effective analysis

Research Areas

  • Social and cultural determinants of health
  • Youth mental health


  • University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, PhD in Health Policy & Management