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Name: Dipika Neupane

Email Address: dipika.neupane@mail.mcgill.ca

Position: MSc Student

Biography:

Dipika completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Before joining McGill University, she worked as a Healthcare Informatics Associate at Possible, an organization working in rural Nepal. She is a MSc Epidemiology student at McGill University and is jointly supervised by Dr. Andrea Benedetti and Dr. Brett Thombs. She is interested in mental health and chronic illness research including the socio-economic aspects, metadata and electronic health record system.

Publications:

Neupane D, Bhandari PM, Thapa K, Bhochhibhoya S, Rijal S, Pathak RP. Self-reported child abuse in the home: a cross-sectional survey of prevalence, perpetrator characteristics and correlates among public secondary school students in Kathmandu, Nepal. BMJ Open. 2018;8:e018922.

 

Sharma A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Kaplan W, Mishra SR. Challenges constraining insulin access in Nepal – a country with no local insulin production. Int Health. 2018; 10(3):182-190.

 

Acharya P, Adhikari TB, Neupane D, Thapa K, Bhandari PM. Correlates of institutional deliveries among teenage and non-teenage mothers in Nepal. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0185667.

  

Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Rijal S, Thapa K, Mishra SR, Poudyal AK. Sleep quality, internet addiction and depressive symptoms among undergraduate students in Nepal. BMC Psychiatry. 2017; 17:106.

 

Neupane D, Dhakal S, Thapa S, Bhandari PM, Mishra SR. Caregivers' attitude towards people with mental illness and perceived stigma: a cross-sectional study in a tertiary hospital in Nepal. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6): e0158113.

Presentations:

Thapa K, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, KC M, Mishra SR. Physical activity among higher secondary students in Rupandehi district of Nepal. First National Conference on Adolescent Health and Development, Kathmandu, Nepal. May 2016.