Pranaya Mishra , PhD
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Academic Chief of Staff
Dr. Mishra earned his PhD from the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Copenhagen, Denmark and has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in Medical Pharmacology.
Dr. Mishra has held numerous faculty positions at universities across the world, including Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara, Nepal. During his faculty position in Nepal, Dr. Mishra has been involved in teaching Pharmacology in problem-oriented, integrated curriculum of Kathmandu University. He also served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Saba University and, prior to accepting his current position at RUSM, he served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
Dr. Mishra was also actively involved with clinical research in different departments at Manipal Teaching Hospital, a 700-bedded tertiary care hospital. He has been credited with over 100 publications in several national and international, peer-reviewed journals. His areas of research interests are dug adherence in tuberculosis treatment, rational drug therapy, medication counseling, prescription auditing (drug utilization and drug policy), pharmacovigilance, drug interactions, medical education, diabetes and quality of life. Dr. Mishra has supervised PhD students, as a co-supervisor of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang and Chulalongkon University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr Mishra is a pioneer in establishing Drug Information and Pharmacovigilance Center at Manipal Teaching Hospital, in collaboration with United States Pharmacopeia Drug Quality and Information (USPDQI) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He has also been actively involved in founding Medication Counseling Center at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, and has worked as Editor-in-chief of Drug Information and Pharmacovigilance (Vigil) Bulletin published quarterly from Drug Information Center, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal.