Ph.D. Applied Economics (2014), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.P.A. International Development (2011), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
M.S. Agricultural Economics (2007), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.S. Agricultural Economics (2005), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
(* represent senior/corresponding author, student advisee italicized)
Rajbhandari-Thapa J., D. Zhang, H. Padilla, and S.R. Chung. Opioid-related hospitalizations, its association with comorbidities. Preventing Chronic Diseases (revise and resubmit)
Shi, L., D. Zhang, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, and N. Katapodis, D. Su, and Y. Li. Neighborhood Immigrant density and Population Health among Native-Born Americans. 2019. Preventive Medicine (revise and resubmit)
vanDellan, M., J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, and J. Sevilla. Does serving vegetables in partitioned portions promote vegetable consumption? 2019. Journal of Food Quality and Preferences
Thapa, K., P.M. Bhandari, D. Neupane, S. Bhochhibhoya, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, and R.P. Pathak. 2019. Physical activity and its correlates among higher secondary school students in an urban district of Nepal. BMC Public Health 19:886.
Katapodis N., D. Zhang, P. Giabbanelli, Y. Li, C. Lyford, and J. Rajbhandari-Thapa*. 2019. Modelling Food Access and Fruits and Vegetable Consumption in a Rural Community of Texas. Health Equity
Zhang, D., G. Wang, W. Zhu, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, J. Switzer, D. Hess, M. L. Smith, M. Ritchey, 2018. Expansion of Tele-stroke Services Improves Quality of Care Especially in Rural Areas: An Analysis of Medicare Fee-For-Service Claims Data from 2008 to 2015. Health Affairs
Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., K. Ingerson, and K. Lewis. 2018. Impact of Tray-less Dining Intervention on Food Choices of University Students. Archives of Public Health. 76:61
Wang S., J. Hua, D. Zhang, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, and Z. Cao. 2018. A Cohort Study Assessing the Sustainable Long-Term Effectiveness of a Childhood Obesity Intervention in China. International Journal of Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy145
Pullekines, E. B., and J. Rajbhandari-Thapa*. 2018. Health Care Access by Weight Status in the State of Georgia. Journal of Georgia Public Health Association. (forthcoming)
Rajbhandari-Thapa, J. and C. Lyford. 2018. Nudges to Increase Fruits and Vegetables Consumption: Results from a Field Experiment. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management, Volume 42, Issue 1, Spring 2018.
Nguyen, T., J. Rajbhandari-Thapa*, D. Zhang, E. B. Pullekines. 2017. The Association Between Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Weight Status Among Adults in Georgia, Journal of Georgia Public Health Association, Volume 7, No. 1, 12-18.
Li, Y., D. Zhang, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, K. Madondo, S. Yi, E. Fisher, K. Griffin, B. Liu, PhD, Y. Wang, J. A. Pagán, 2017. Assessing the Role of Access and Price on the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables across New York City Using Agent-Based Modeling, Preventive Medicine. 106:73-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.014
Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., A. Bennett, F. Keong, W. Palmer, T. Hardy, J. A. Welsh. 2017. Impact of the Strong4Life School Nutrition Program on the Cafeteria Environment and on Manager and Staff Knowledge and Practice. Public Health Reports, 2017 Nov/Dec;132(2_suppl):48S-56S. doi: 10.1177/0033354917723332
Khan, A.S., J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, D. Zhang. 2017. Preventive Dental Checkups and its Association with Access to Usual Source of Care among Rural and Urban Adult Residents. Journal of Rural Health. Sep;33(4):419-426. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12271. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
Ghimire, R., S. Ferreira, G. Green, N. Poudyal, H.K. Cordell, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa. 2017. Green Space and Adult Obesity in the United States, Ecological Economics. Volume 136, June 2017, Pages 201-212. 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.02.002
Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., C. Lyford, B. McCool, A. McCool, B.C. Pence, E. Belasco, 2016. Improving Cancer Risk Awareness including Obesity as a Risk Factor for Cancer from a Multi-Tiered Community-based Intervention in a Small US Community, Journal of Cancer Education. doi:10.1007/s13187-016-1060-z
Saswat, P., Ko Otani, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa*. 2016 Weight Status and Satisfaction with Healthcare Received in the U.S. and Georgia. Journal of Georgia Public Health Association, Volume 5, No. 3, Winter 2016, 287-293.
Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., and C. Lyford. 2014. Behavioral Economics in the Lunchroom: Can it Affect Food Supplier Decisions? A Systematic Review. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 17, Special issue A, 187-208
Barent N. M., C. Lyford, N. Hensarling, A. McCool, B.C. Pence, J. Rajbhandari-Thapa, E. Belasco, T. Carter. 2013. Reducing Cancer Risk in Rural Communities through Community-Based Education. Journal of Cancer Education. 28:597-600.