Madan Dharmar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Residence
Madan Dharmar is an associate professor in residence at the Betty Irene School of Nursing at UC Davis and the Department of Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine. In his School of Nursing role, he prepares and supports doctoral students in various research settings and is an investigator for the Patient and Provider Engagement and Empowerment Through Technology (P2E2T2) Program.
A physician, clinical epidemiologist and federally funded researcher, Dharmar’s area of interest is health services research and mobile-health technology, or mHealth. His research focus is in the development of quality measures to evaluate health care and apply innovative technologies to improve health-care delivery. He is currently the principal investigator and director for the federally funded, Pediatric Emergency Assistance for Newborns Using Telehealth (PEANUT) Program. He is also an integral part of an interprofessional research team that was recently awarded $2.1 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study how to improve the of health of individuals with diabetes.
He earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India in 1995, where he also completed an internship and fellowship. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from UC Davis. He has written several book chapters and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Pediatrics, Telemedicine and e-Health, and Annals of Emergency Medicine.