Abhinav Krishnan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Associate Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Abhivav KrishnanAbhinav Krishnan, Ph.D., M.P.H is the Associate Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management.

He was most recently responsible for enrollment management and admissions as the associate director at Wayne State University School of Medicine where he also gained experience working as a research manager for NIH and private pharma-funded clinical and translational studies.

Dr. Krishnan has a master’s and Ph.D. degree in physiology along with a master’s in public health from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has been involved in medical research and medical education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interest focuses on neural control of cardiovascular function during exercise and its impact on public health as it relates to underserved populations.

Additionally, Dr. Krishnan currently serves on the diversity and inclusion committee for the American Physiological Society, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Trinity Health, and has served on national committees and workgroups for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as a national ambassador for the Center for Health Justice, Promising Practices in Admissions & Holistic Review, and PREview.

Dr. Krishnan, a southeast Michigan native, also volunteers his time in various leadership roles for community service organizations such as Hype Athletics, Veterans Affairs Hospital, and MatchLighters.

Contact Information:
Office: 216 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-2570
Email: abhinavkrishnan@oakland.edu

Cardiovascular Physiology

Ph.D., Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
M.S., Physiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
MPH, Public Health Administration, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit

Diversity and Inclusion Certification
K-12 Michigan Teaching License

Research Interests:
Cardiovascular Function, Neural Control of Exercise, Medical Education, Community-Based Participatory Research, Population Health, Biostatistics, Machine-Learning