Members

 
 Dinesh Neupane
Dinesh Neupane is a PhD Fellow at Aarhus University, Denmark. He was born in Kaski District of Nepal, did his school from his village; and pursued Bachelor in Public Health from Institute of Medicine; Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2006.He has completed his MPH from University of Southern Denmark, Denmark in 2012. He has special interest on global health, particularly on community-based intervention in low and middle income countries. He is the Team Leader of Health in NEDS.
 Narayan Subedi
Narayan Subedi is a public health professional. He was born in Syangja district of Western Nepal. After completing higher secondary education from his home town, Mr. Subedi moved to capital city, Kathmandu for higher studies. He completed Bachelor degree in Public Health from Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2006. Later he joined the same university and completed Master of Public Health in 2010. He also did PG Diploma in Public Health Nutrition in 2013. Mr. Subedi has more than 6 years of work experience in the field of public health research. His research interest includes: maternal and child health, nutrition and health system research. He is a member of Health Team in NEDS.
 Vishnu Khanal
 Vishnu is a PhD candidate in Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He was born in Rupandehi of Western Nepal; finished his school from his village; and pursued his undergraduate in Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has completed his MPH from Curtin University and continued his career into research thereafter. Vishnu’s area of research in PhD focuses on infant nutrition. His professional experience involves maternal and child health, and shortly in infectious disease control. He has extensively worked in some of the most rural areas starting his career in the Far-western region of Nepal, and working around Mid-western and other regions during different phases of his career. His areas of expertise involve quantitative methods in public health research.  His academic writing involves couple of books, and peer reviewed papers related to different public health issues of Nepal. He is a member of Health Team in NEDS.
 Shiva Raj Mishra
Shiva holds an MPH degree with a specialisation in research methods from the University of Western Australia. He has worked in the non-profit sector for three years, and two years in research of chronic diseases. His research interest includes Primary Care Program in NCDs and Medicine Policies in LMICs. He is the founding Chief Editor of The Health Prospect and Editor of BMC Public Health. Also, he is serving as a commissioner at The Lancet Youth Commission in Essential Medicine Policies. He is a member of Health Team in NEDS.
 Liladhar Dhakal
Liladhar Dhakal is a public health worker. He completed Master of Science in Public Health from University of Southern Denmark. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Public Health from Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj under Tribhuvan University of Nepal. Mr. Dhakal has more than six years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs. Currently he is working with JSI R&T as Senior Program Officer/Monitoring and Evaluation. His focus is on evidence generation and promotion of evidence informed decision making. His fields of interest are fertility and migration, violence and health system research. He is a member of Health Team in NEDS.
 Ramesh Neupane
Ramesh Neupane was born and brought in Kaski district of Nepal. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology in 2007 from Pokhara University and Master of Science in Computer Science & Information Technology from Tribhuvan University in 2011. He is currently working as Head of Department at Indreni College, Bharatpur-11 Chitwan. He is the team member of IT team in NEDS.
 
 Rajan Sharma
Rajan Sharma is a public health graduate. He completed MSc in Public Health from the University of Southern Denmark. He obtained his Bachelor degree from the Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj under Tribhuwan University, Nepal. Mr. Rajan has over three years of professional experience especially in Newborn care program. Currently, he is working with Rygcenter, Denmark in the field of data management. He is focused on public health research. His fields of interest are non-communicable diseases and health economics. He is a member of Health Team in NEDS.
 
 Shakun Sharma
Currently a master’s student in the faculty of Public Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Ms. Shakun also has an undergraduate degree to her credit in the same field from Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. With an enriching extensive field experience at the grassroot in the remote districts of Western side of Nepal at the start of her career, she has also had the experience of working closely with the national health system of Nepal. She is a team member at NEDS.
 
 Bishokasan Kafle
Bishoksan Kafle is a PhD researcher at Roskilde University working in qualitative and quantitative verification of non-functional system properties in an EU project ENTRA. Born in a village of Tanahun District, he obtained all his higher education from foreign countries. He did a bachelor in Computer Science from Central University of Las Villas, Cuba and a Masters in Computational Logic from several European universities under an Erasmus Mundus Programme. His main research interests are computational logic, qualitative and quantitative model checking and information technologies  in general. ENTRA is the second EU level project with several international partners (academics and industries) he is involved in so far. A part from these, he has done several small projects in Nepal and outside. He is the Information Technologies Team Leader in NEDS.
 
 Janak Dhakal
Janak Dhakal was born in Gohore, Gorkha. He did his schoolings from Gorkha and Chitwan. He is currently a PhD student in Mississippi State University in the department of Poultry Science.  He did his graduation in Veterinary science from Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India and later did Master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences in the Department of Animal Biotechnology from the same University. He has served Punjab government as Veterinary Officer for one year. His previously worked isolating the HSP 70protein from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and its use as vaccine adjuvant in mice model. During PhD he is focusing on the control and prevention of Salmonella in post-harvest poultry products. He is the Veterinary Team Leader in NEDS.
 
 Nisha Rana
Nisha Rana from Dang Ghorahi is PhD Scholar at Uppsala University, Sweden. She did her schooling from Dang, Ghorahi and completed her Proficiency Certificate Level of Nursing and Bachelor in Public Health from Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. She Completed her Master in Public health from SRM university, Chennai, India in 2013. Her area of interest is Maternal and newborn health. She is a Member of Health team in NEDS.

Sudesh Raj Sharma

Sudesh Raj Sharma, a resident from eastern Nepal, is currently studying PhD in Healt Promotion the Massey University. His PhD research aims at identifying the social determinants of health for the prevention of NCD in the context of Nepal using systems thinking approach. He wants to contribute to both practical and theoretical understanding of the social determinants of health using systems science methods and tools. He has completed Master of Public Health (Institute of Medicine, Nepal) and Master of Health Communication (University of Sydney) with honors. He has experience of working in community based health promotion programs (Equity and Access Program, CBNCP, CBIMCI, CBIMNCI) for more than 5 years as well as teaching under-graduate students.

Bishal Gyawali

Bishal Gyawali is a PhD Scholar at Aarhus University working on the management of type 2 diabetes at the community level in Nepal. Bishal’s research interests are in primary health care, non-communicable diseases, health systems policy, management and intervention research. Previously, Bishal was awarded a Danish State Scholarship to study Master of Science in Public Health at University of Southern Denmark. Prior to undertaking the Master degree, Bishal received a Bachelor of Public Health degree from National Academy for Medical Sciences and 10+2 from Himalayan White House International College, Kathmandu, Nepal. Bishal worked for the World Health Organization, Family Planning Association of Nepal, and the UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for Socio-Epidemiological HIV Research, Japan. Bishal’s expertise includes project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, effective resource mobilization, financial management and researching.

Aamod Dhoj Shrestha

Aamod Dhoj Shrestha is from Pokhara, Nepal. He completed Masters in Public Health from SRM University Chennai, India in 2013. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Science from Prithvi Narayan Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2006. He brings years of experience from pharmaceutical industries, teaching and program management in public health sector. He is interested in non-communicable diseases research. Currently, he is working as Program Director at Jevaia Oral Health Care (JOHC) project.

Hari Krishna Bhattarai

Hari Krishna Bhattarai, a public health professional from Nepal with over 10 years of experience from community level to the national level, focusing on maternal, newborn, child and community health. He has worked in Government and the non-government sector. He holds a Master of Philosophy in public policy and NGO Governance, Master’s Degrees in Public Health as well as Public Administration. Mr. Bhattarai is currently working as a Deputy Director for John Snow Incorporation Inc. Nepal.

 

Rajendra Kandel

Mr Rajendra Kadel is a doctoral research fellow and a Research Officer at London School of Economics and Political Science. He pursued BPH from Institute of Medicine, Nepal and joint degree of MPH and European Master in Regional Helath Systems from Europe. Mr Kadel is a health economist and he has special interest on economic evaluation of healthcare interventions, including decision analytic modelling; systematic reviews and health technology assessment.

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