Dharma Bhatta, PhD

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Dharma Bhatta, PhD received his doctorate in Epidemiology from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 2016. He is an epidemiologist and public health expert/researcher, with over ten years of experiences in academia and public health research in developing countries. Dr. Dharma is an Assistant Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health at Tribhuvan University, People’s Dental College, Kathmandu, Nepal where he leads a dynamic research team which conducts multidisciplinary research on non-communicable disease, infectious disease, reproductive health, statistical modeling, outcomes and health system/operations research, and tobacco epidemiology.

He has expertise in designing, executing and analyzing randomized trials and large cohort studies. He has conducted field studies in public health issues in Nepal, Thailand and Bangladesh and has worked in public health in Nepal and Iraq with US DoD. He is a consultant for different projects funded by USAID and DFID in Nepal and Ministry of Health, Nepal. During the fellowship period, he is interested on use of tobacco industry documents, understanding tobacco industry behavior and how it influences tobacco control policy and FCTC, determinants and economic impacts of tobacco use.


Factors and Pattern of Injuries Associated with Road Traffic Accidents in Hilly District of Nepal

Journal of Biosciences and Medicines

Shrestha VL, Bhatta DN, Shrestha KM, GC KB, Paudel S

A cluster-randomized evaluation of an intervention to increase skilled birth attendant utilization in mid- and far-western Nepal.

Health policy and planning

Choulagai BP, Onta S, Subedi N, Bhatta DN, Shrestha B, Petzold M, Krettek A

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Children of Kathmandu 1 Year After the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal.

Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Acharya S, Bhatta DN, Assannangkornchai S

Assessment of nicotine dependence among smokers in Nepal: a community based cross-sectional study.

Tobacco induced diseases

Aryal UR, Bhatta DN, Shrestha N, Gautam A

Low-birth-weight babies among hospital deliveries in Nepal: a hospital-based study.

International journal of women's health

Koirala AK, Bhatta DN

Older people's perspectives on an elderly-friendly hospital environment: an exploratory study.

Risk management and healthcare policy

Karki S, Bhatta DN, Aryal UR

Smoking Susceptibility and Intention to Smoke among Secondary School Adolescents in Nepal.

Journal of Nepal Health Research Council

Aryal UR, Bhatta DN

HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among male-to-female transgender people in Nepal.

International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases

Bhatta DN

Education: the key to curb HIV and AIDS epidemic.

Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)

Bhatta DN, Aryal UR, Khanal K