Suraj Bhattarai

Research & Institution

Institutional Contact

Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Public Health and Clinical Research

Kathmandu, Nepal

Biography

Dr. Bhattarai graduated from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK with a degree in Tropical Medicine & International Health. His research interests are in Maternal & Child Health, Infectious diseases particularly vaccine-preventable and emerging infections, STIs, Neglected tropical diseases, Urban health, and Health policies. Before moving to London, he worked as a Clinical research fellow at Patan Hospital (Kathmandu) getting involved in pediatric infectious disease and vaccine studies sponsored by Oxford University (OVG). He has an experience of evaluating Family planning and MNCH projects as well as the status of the private sector in health in Nepal. Currently, he leads an RTI-funded research project 'Determination of mortality cause in Nepal using minimally invasive tissue sampling technique'.

He was selected as an IAP Young Physician Leader in 2016 and participated in a series of leadership training during the World Health Summit. As an offshoot of that program and under his initiative and leadership, Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST) coordinated national-level research training workshops for early-career scientists. With an utmost passion on Global public health, he has served as a member of several committees such as 'Health in All Policies' and 'Urban Health' within IAP,  'Strengthening clinical research capacity in LMICs' with the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK), 'Sustaining Technical & Analytic Resources STAR' and 'Global Health Operations Committee' within CUGH (USA), and more. He is a member of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease (ESPID) and works closely with its scientific committee and the PID Journal. He has published scientific reports and original research articles.

Dr. Bhattarai obtained his medical degree from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal under the Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme of the Embassy of India and later received informal training in pediatrics and neuroscience from various medical/research institutions in the USA.

Passionate about undertaking leadership roles in health, he utilizes the platform given to him by Global Young Academy to raise a strong voice for science advocacy and capacity strengthening of young scientists globally. He is leading 'Trust in Medical Science' project within the Global Health Working Group of the GYA.

Twitter: @DrBhattaraiS

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