Aparna Kumar, PhD, MPH, CRNP

Assistant Professor
Program Director - Pyschiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner



901 Walnut Street
Suite 751
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Aparna Kumar, PhD, MPH, CRNP

Assistant Professor
Program Director - Pyschiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Women's Mental Health
  • Health Outcomes Research 


PhD, University of Pennsylvania (2016)
MSN, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
BSN, University of Pennsylvania (2010)
MPH, Universiy of Malawi (2008)
MA, Columbia University (2005)


Albrecht, S., Jones, M., Kumar, A., & Leininger, L. (2020, July 21). What it will take to reopen schools safely? The American Scientist. Op-Ed. Available: https://www.americanscientist.org/blog/macroscope/what-it-will-take-to-reopen-schools-safely

Dunlop, C., Howe, D., Kameg, B., Kumar, A., Kverno, K., Raphel, S., Stelly, C., Tatum, M., Thomas, R. (2020, June). Statement on mental health and the coronavirus pandemic: International society of psychiatric-mental health nurses. International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Position Statement. Available: https://www.ispn-psych.org/assets/ISPN_Statement_MH_COVIDpandemic.pdf

Kumar, A., Kearney, A., Hoskins, K., & Iyengar, A. (In Press). The Role of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Improving Mental and Behavioral Health Care Delivery for Children and Adolescents. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing.

Kumar, A., Rao, A., O’Rourke, K., & Hanrahan, N. (2019, July). The Impact of Depression and/or Anxiety on the Odds of Readmission among Women Admitted for Maternity Care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.

Rao, A., Kumar, A., McHugh, M. (2016, November). Better Nurse Autonomy Decreases the Odds of 30-Day Mortality and Failure to Rescue. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

Hanrahan, N. P., Kenny-Rolin, D., Roman, J., Kumar, A., Aiken, L., & Blank, M. B. (2011, May). Promoting self-care management among individuals with serious mental illness who have HIV. Home Health Care Management & Practice.

Hanrahan, N.P., Kumar, A., & Aiken, L.A. (2010, June). Adverse event outcomes associated with organizational factors of inpatient psychiatric care environments in general hospitals. Psychiatric Services 61(6), 569-574.