I am a Public Health physician from Nepal with research interests in tropical & infectious diseases, particularly vaccine-preventable diseases, and One health topics. I received a medical degree from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal in 2012 and postgraduate training in medical research. I am currently enrolled in an MSc course (Tropical Medicine & International Health) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK.
Before moving to London, I worked as clinical research fellow at Patan Hospital, Kathmandu getting involved in vaccine-related studies (pneumococcal infections, invasive bacterial diseases) sponsored by the Oxford University’s Oxford Vaccine Group. Additionally, I worked as a primary care physician at resource-limited hospitals in Nepal where I encountered a wide range of patients with infectious diseases that included zoonotic diseases common in that region. I utilize my out-of-work time to review scientific articles, recently more active with IHME's Global Burden of Diseases and ESPID/PIDJ.
Besides clinical medicine and research, I am involved in global health through a number of international networks such as Global Young Academy, a voice of young scientists worldwide, where I represent Global Health Working Group and Communication Committee. I have served as a steering committee member for the projects- 'Strengthening clinical research capacity in LMICs' organized by the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK), and ‘Health in All Policies’ led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, representing Nepal Academy of Science & Technology.
As an early-career research enthusiast and emerging global health leader, I have represented Nepal in high-level meetings such as World Health Summit, World Science Forum, and BioVision: Life Sciences forum through One Health One Place. I am a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, ESPID, and Vaccine Networks (VALIDATE, BactiVac, IMPRINT). I am also a recipient of the Young Physician Leaders Award 2016, awarded annually for early-career physicians by the Inter Academy Medical Panel during World Health Summit.
I look forward to networking and collaborating with as many researchers and global health/One health leaders, aiming for the potential path to lead research activities from my country or region.