About Author

My education includes training in medicine, public health, clinical research, biostatistics and health response in complex emergency. I have more than seven years of experiences in health research (Survey, Case control studies, Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT), Health Policy and Systems Research). My areas of expertise also include the project management particularly in health sector. I have also experience of working in health emergency in large population in disaster setting.

Major publications
1. Devkota S, Dhungana R, Pandey AR, Bista B, Panthi S, Thakur KK and Gajurel RM (2016). Barriers to treatment and control of hypertension among hypertensive participants: A community based cross-sectional mixed method study in municipalities of Kathmandu, Nepal. Front. Cardiovasc. Med. 3:26. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2016.00026
2. Dhungana, R. R., Pandey, A. R., Bista, B., Joshi, S., & Devkota, S. (2016). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Hypertension: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study in Municipalities of Kathmandu, Nepal. International Journal of Hypertension, 2016.
3. Dhungana, R. R., Devkota, S., Khanal, M. K., Gurung, Y., Giri, R. K., Parajuli, R. K., . . . Shayami, A. (2014). Prevalence of cardiovascular health risk behaviors in a remote rural community of Sindhuli district, Nepal. BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 14, 92. doi: 10.1186/1471-2261-14-92
4. Dhungana, R. R., Khanal, M. K., Pandey, A. R., Thapa, P., Devkota, S., Mumu, S. J., . . . Ali, L. (2015). Assessment of Short Term Cardiovascular Risk Among 40 Years and Above Population in a Selected Community of Kathmandu, Nepal. J Nepal Health Res Counc, 13(29), 66-72.
5. Joshi, S., Dhungana, R. R., & Subba, U. K. (2015). Illness Perception and Depressive Symptoms among Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Analytical Cross-Sectional Study in Clinical Settings in Nepal. J Diabetes Res, 2015, 908374. doi: 10.1155/2015/908374
6. Khanal, J., Poudyal, R. R., Devkota, S., Thapa, S., & Dhungana, R. R. (2015). Clinical Profile and Early Complications after Single and Dual Chamber Permanent Pacemaker Implantation at Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal. J Nepal Health Res Counc, 13(30), 138-143.
7. Dhungana, Raja Ram, M. K. Khanal, and A. Baniya. “Prevalence Of Current Tobacco Use Among Secondary Students In Nepal: A Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Chitwan Medical College 3.4 (2014): 1-5.
8. Thapa, P., Mishra, S. R., Bista, B., Dhungana, R. R., Adhikari, N., Soti, L., . . . Aryal, K. K. (2015). Social Consequences of Alcohol Use among Urban Poor: A Cross-sectional Study in Kathmandu Valley. J Nepal Health Res Counc, 13(29), 54-58.
9. Thapa, P., Pandey, A. R., Dhungana, R. R., Bista, B., Thapa, B., & Mishra, S. R. (2016). Risk of ARI among Non-exclusively Breastfed Under-Five Passive Smoker Children: A Hospital-Based Cross-sectional Study of Nepal. Front Public Health, 4, 23. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00023
10. Dhungan RR, et al (2014). EFFECTIVENESS OF PICHU IN TENSION NECK SYNDROME A PILOT STUDY.IAMJ, 5 (6).

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