Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MBBS, PhD, MS

Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Kamakshi Lakshminarayan

Contact Info


Office Phone Clinic: 612-626-6688

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Jackie Phetchantho

Administrative Email

Clinical Residency, Neurology, University of Minnesota

Fellowship, Clinical Research Training, American Academy of Neurology

PhD, Cognitive Science, University of California-Irvine

MS, Health Services Research & Policy, University of Minnesota

MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (Jipmer, India)


I am a board certified, practicing vascular neurologist and clinical and health outcomes researcher. My research focuses on stroke prevention, interventions to improve long-term outcomes in stroke survivors, and improving the quality of stroke care, and the neuro-epidemiology of stroke. 


Stroke, primary prevention, secondary prevention, chronic disease, mobile health technology

Professional Associations

  • ABPN Board Certification in Neurology and Pediatric Neurology
  • ABPN Subspecialty Certification Vascular Neurology 
  • American Heart Association Stroke Council, FAHA
  • American Academy of Neurology


Research Summary/Interests

My contribution to stroke research includes: 

  • An understanding of the causes of hospital readmissions for stroke survivors
  • Improving the self-management of stroke survivors using mobile technology 
  • Developing system-based interventions for improving acute stroke care quality
  • Helping to explain population trends in stroke rates and stroke survival
  • Informing the use of Medicare data for stroke surveillance

Research Funding Grants

  • 2014–2017, "Health Outcomes Research Using Women's Health Initiative-Medicare Linked Data," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2018, "Formative Research Toward a Mobile Technology Facilitated Chronic Care Model: mGlide Infrastructure Development," Co-Principal Investigator
  • 2013–2018, "NINDS Stroke Trials Network Regional Coordinating Center," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2017, NIH/NINDS, "Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial (CREST-2)," Co-Investigator



Teaching Areas

I am the director of graduate studies of the Clinical Research MS program at the School of Public Health. 


  • PubH 6301-001, Fundamentals of Clinical Research
  • PubH 6310, Clinical Epidemiology I
  • PubH 6311, Clinical Epidemiology II



  • Stroke


In The News

SPH News

In The Media

  • Medical News Today: Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease (Harrisburg News)
  • Do infections really increase the risk of heart attacks? (Care 2)