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Vinayak Nahar, MD, PhD, MS, FRSPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health/One Health & Researcher, LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone: 423.869.7179
Office Location: Hamilton Math and Science Building 336
Email: [email protected]


  • PhD, The University of Mississippi, MS
  • Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Applied Statistics, The University of Mississippi, MS
  • MS, Health Promotion, The University of Mississippi, MS
  • MD, Vitebsk State Medical University, Republic of Belarus                                                                              

Curriculum Vitae for Dr. V. Nahar


Selected Recent Publications

Sharma, M., Anyimukwu, C., Kim, R. W., Nahar, V. K., & Ford, M. A. (2018). Predictors of Responsible Drinking among College Students Who Binge Drink: A Multi-Theory Model (MTM) Approach. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 118, 519-530.

Nahar, V. K., Rosenthal, M., Lemon, S. C., Kane, K., Cheng, J., Oleski, J. L., Li, W., Hillhouse, J. J., & Pagoto, S. L. (2018). Youth Access to Indoor Tanning Salons in Urban Versus Rural/Suburban Communities. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 34(2), 112-116.

Kim, R. W., Patterson, G., Nahar, V. K., & Sharma, M. (2017). Toward an Evidence-Based Approach for Stress Management for Veterinary Students and Professionals. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 251(9), 1002-1004.

Lakhan, R., Bipeta, R., Yerramilli, S.S.R.R., & Nahar, V. K. (2017). A Family Study of Consanguinity in Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Barwani, India. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, 8(4), 551-555.

Martin, B., Wilkerson, A. H., Patterson, G., Nahar, V. K., & Sharma, M. (2017). Need for Addressing Oral Health Disparities in Rural Appalachia. Health Promotion Perspectives, 7(4), 178-180.

Nahar, V. K., Rosenthal M., Lemon S. C., Holman D. M., Watson M., Hillhouse J. J., & Pagoto S. L. (2016). Characteristics and Practices of Adults Who Use Tanning Beds in Private Residences. JAMA Dermatology, 152(12), 1383-1385.

Nahar, V. K., Sharma, M., Catalano, H. P., Ickes, M. J., Johnson, P., & Ford, M. A. (2016). Testing Multi-Theory Model in Predicting Initiation and Sustenance of Physical Activity Behavior among College Students. Health Promotion Perspectives, 6(2), 58-65.


Selected Recent Presentations

Nahar, V. K., Patterson, G., Hill, E. A., Dixey, B. H., Sharma, M., & Johnson, J. W. “Assessing One Health Status of Rural Appalachian Kentucky Counties: Challenges and Future Recommendations.” 3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April-May, 2018.

Petosa, R., Nahar, V. K., & Sharma M. “Designing and Evaluating Obesity Prevention Interventions Using Multi-theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change for Young Adults.” Society for Public Health Education, Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, April, 2018.

Nahar, V. K., Hutcheson, A. K., Boyas, J. F., Lee, K., Chelf, S., Lakhan, R., Ford, M. A., Bentley, J. P., Johnson, P., Beason, K. R., Black, W. H., Grant-Kels, J. M., & Brodell, R. T. “Utility of the Health Belief Model in Predicting Sun Protection Behaviors among State-Park Workers in the Southeastern United States.” American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November, 2017. Abstract available from:


Media Coverage

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 4 in 10 College Students Binge Drink (July, 2018)

Knox News (Part of the USA Today Network), Gym-goers More Likely To Tan Often, Risk Skin Cancer (July, 2018)

Veterinary Practice News, What to do about growing stress in the veterinary profession (November, 2017)