Poudel among Family Research Scholars for 2018-2019

Krishna Poudel

Krishna Poudel

May 23, 2018

UMass Amherst's Center for Research on Families (CRF) recently named Associate Professor of Community Health Education Krishna Poudel a 2018-2019 Family Research Scholar.

Six UMass Amherst faculty members were selected to participate in the 15th cohort of the FRS Program on the basis of their promising work in family-related research. The CRF will provide the selected faculty with the time, technical expertise, interdisciplinary peer mentorship, and national expert consultation to prepare a large grant proposal for their research support. The program's goal is to bring together a diverse, multi-disciplinary group of faculty to foster innovation and collaboration across research areas related to the family.

Krishna Poudel will test an intervention to decrease tobacco use in people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Nepal. He is proposing that the intervention will educate PLHIV, boost self-efficacy, and improve quit rates and duration.