Biomedicine and lab surveillance , Thematic Committee

Prof. Dr. Sameer Mani Dixit

Dr. Sameer Mani Dixit is a biomedical research scientist working in the public health sector of Nepal, focusing on infectious diseases. His postgraduate and Doctorate degrees are in Immunology and Recombinant DNA technology from Australia. His experience in public health research is over 15 years and over 20 years in basic/applied science.  He has been actively involved in various forms of academic and programmatic research of public health importance- usually as Team Leader/ Principle Investigator.  His work experience has allowed him to develop working relationships with various national and international organizations. His strength is in planning and implementing field and laboratory based (biomedical) research in infectious diseases of public health importance in developing countries.

Recent publications

  1. Sakas Z, Hester KA, Ellis A,..Dixit SM.. et al., Critical success factors for high routine immunisation performance: a qualitative analysis of interviews and focus groups from Nepal, Senegal, and Zambia. BMJ Open 2023;13:e070541. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070541
  2. Bednarczyk RA, Hester KA, Dixit SM, et al., Exemplars in vaccine delivery protocol: a case-study-based identification and evaluation of critical factors in achieving high and sustained childhood immunisation coverage in selected low-income and lower-middle-income countries. BMJ Open 2022;12:e058321. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058321
  3. Hester, K.A.; Sakas, Z.; Ellis, A.S.; Bose, A.S.; Darwar, R.; Gautam, J.; Jaishwal, C.; James, H.; Keskinocak, P.; Nazzal, D.; et al. Critical Success Factors for High Routine Immunization Performance: A Case Study of Nepal. Vaccine X 2022, 12, 100214.
  4. Manandhar S.,..Dixit SM., et al. Risk factors for the development of neonatal sepsis in a neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital of Nepal. 2021. BMC Infectious Diseases      (2021) 21:546
  5. Dixit SM, Sarr M, Gueye DM, et al., Addressing disruptions in childhood routine immunisation services during the COVID-19 pandemic: perspectives from Nepal, Senegal and Liberia. BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e005031.
  6. Hogan, S, McBride, K, Page, & Dixit, SM. Hepatitis B prevalence in the Indian Subcontinent: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Epidemiol 50(1), 10.1093/ije/dyab168.282.
  7. Hogan, S., Page, A., Ogbo, F., Dixit, S.M., et al. Trends and determinants of HIV transmission among men who inject drugs in the Pokhara Valley, Nepal: analysis of cross-sectional studies. BMC Public Health 21, 269 (2021).
  8. Schwind, J.S.; Norman, S.A.; Rahman, M.K.; Richmond, H.L.; Dixit, S.M.; Rajbhandari, R.M.; Wagner, S.K.; Karmacharya, D. Health Reporting Characteristics among Journalists in Nepal Utilizing a One Health Framework. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2784. 10.3390/ijerph18052784
  9. Luxton JJ, McKenna MJ, Lewin A Dixit SM.. et. al. Telomere Length Dynamics and DNA Damage Responses Associated with Long- Duration Spaceflight.2020. Cell Reports 33(10):108457
  10. KC S, Murphy H, Dixit SM, et al. Hepatitis C (HCV) therapy for HCV mono-infected and HIV-HCV co-infected individuals living in Nepal. 2020. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14(12):e0008931