Community engagement, Thematic Committee

Dr. Bishnu P Choulagai

Dr. Bishnu P Choulagai, an Associate Professor of Public Health at the Institute of Medicine (IoM) in Kathmandu, also serves as the head of the Department of Central Department of Public Health. He supervises MPhil and PhD students’ theses, conducts research as a Principal Investigator, publishes articles, and provides training to faculty members on community-based medical education. His education includes an MPH from Nepal and a PhD in Public Health from Sweden. Additionally, he holds life membership at the Nepal Public Health Foundation and leads a Nepal-based research team in a UKRI-funded project titled ‘Empowering Communities through University Partnership in Public Health: A Pilot Project in Nepal and Philippines.’

Major publications:

  1. ‘Extent, pattern and risk factors of alcohol and tobacco use among undergraduate students in a university in Kathmandu: A cross-sectional study
  2. Validation of Nepali Version of Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (N-DASS21) among Higher Secondary School Students
  3. Work motivation and job satisfaction among health workers at primary health facilities: a cross-sectional study from Nepal
  4. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Nepal–current scenario, challenges and way forward
  5. Community-based education in the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal: a qualitative assessment
  6. Household expenditure on diarrhea treatment among under five children in Godawari municipality of Nepal
  7. A cluster-randomized evaluation of an intervention to increase skilled birth attendant utilization in mid-and far-western Nepal
  8. Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site, Nepal: 2012 follow-up survey and use of skilled birth attendants