Kiran Thapa

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Kiran is a first year PhD student in Epidemiology program. He is also pursuing his MPH degree in Health Policy and Management, where he focuses on policy evaluation regarding physical activity among elementary school children in Georgia. He completed his undergraduate degree in public health from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2016. After that, he worked with TPO Nepal, a mental health organization, where he focused on post-earthquake adolescent mental health promotion and better understanding of early childhood development using technological devices. Between 2013 and 2018, he served on the editorial committee of Health Prospect, an open access, peer-reviewed public health journal published from Nepal. He also serves as a member of the International Student Advisory Board at UGA, and the Trainee Advisory Committee under Consortium of Universities for Global Health. His primary research interests include physical activity among children and adolescents, adolescent mental health, and global health. Besides, he is also interested in m-Health, evidence synthesis, and health policy in developing countries. His hobbies include playing and watching sports, writing, rock-climbing, cooking, etc.