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Dr. Uma Kelekar

Associate Professor

Chair and Director, Health Care Management Program

Health Care Management & Legal Studies

Uma Kelekar

Contact Information

Contact via email


Ballston Center, 5078

Academic Credentials

B.A., University of Pune (India)
M.A., Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (India)
Ph.D., George Mason University

Teaching Areas

  • Health Reimbursement Systems
  • Health Economics
  • Population Health and Epidemiology
  • Health Care Data Analysis 
  • Comparative Health Systems 


Uma Kelekar is an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management at the School of Business Administration of Marymount University. She teaches graduate-level courses in healthcare reimbursement, health economics, data analysis, and epidemiology. She serves as the program director and chair of the Healthcare Management program. 

Uma has extensive research experience in the healthcare field pertaining to the themes of policy, public finance, economics and epidemiology.  She has published book chapters and articles in journals such as Health Policy and Planning, WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health, and World Medical and Health Policy. She has presented her work at various academic and practitioners’ conferences.

More recently, she has been doing research in dental economics and has contributed as a consultant to medical foundations and associations ranging from local to national in scale.

She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). 

She has a PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University. Her undergraduate and masters are in economics from India.