PUBLIC HEALTH & SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH TEAM
Sanjeev Dhungel

Sanjeev
Dhungel

Sr. Data Manager/ Research

Sanjeev Dhungel

Sr. Data Manager / Research

With Background of Social Science 16 years of social and health research experience (qualitative and quantitative), including data management and analysis.

Nisha Shrestha

Nisha
Shrestha

Programme Coordinator

Nisha Shrestha

Programme Coordinator

Nisha Shrestha completed her bachelors degree in Public health (BPH) from Nobel college, affiliated to Pokhara University. Starting from 2016, she has been a part of CMDN as a Health Research Coordinator. She has been actively involved in a number of projects and social organizations.

Ajit Poudel

Ajit
Poudel

Public Health Officer

Ajit Poudel

Public Health Officer

Ajit Poudel completed his MPH from Queensland University of Technology in Australia and has been a part of CMDN since late 2016. With a strong research background and work experience from Australia and Nepal, he has been actively involved in various public health projects at the organization.

Manisha Bista

Manisha
Bista

Disease Surveillance Officer

Manisha Bista

Disease Surveillance Officer

Manisha Bista is a Graduate in Public Health from Massey University, New Zealand specializing in One Health. She also has an Undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from Kathmandu University. She joined CMDN in 2011 and worked as project coordinator for various wildlife genetic and public health projects under the organization including one of the most successful wildlife genetics project of Nepal: the Nepal Tiger Genome Project. She is passionate about using the One Health approach and the latest technological advances to identify and resolve health related issues in both human and animals in vulnerable communities that are exposed to various natural and man-made risk factors. Currently, she is a disease surveillance officer for the PREDICT Nepal project, which is a part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Preparedness program to screen for viral pathogens with pandemic potential in humans, animals and wildlife in rural and urban communities and hospitals. She works closely with the community, field teams and lab teams to ensure continuous coordination. Further, she is also involved in program planning and development under CMDN/INPL in collaboration with national and international stakeholders.