Krishna C. Poudel

Professional Title: 
Associate Professor
Department: 
Community Health Education
Telephone: 
413-545-1448
Campus Address: 
316 Arnold House
Education: 

B.P.H., Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1996; M.A., Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1999; M.H.Sc., The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2003; Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Japan

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Global Health; Community health and development; HIV/AIDS prevention; health promotion and disease prevention; HIV service delivery in Asia Pacific Region

Research Description: 

My primary research interests include HIV prevention, health promotion and disease prevention, HIV health service delivery, hepatitis C virus and other co-infections among HIV-positive individuals, the relationships between various micronutrients and HIV disease progression, and continuum of HIV prevention and care. I am also interested in community-based participatory research, particularly evaluation of community-based behavior change interventions. I have studied the factors associated with HIV risk behaviors and have designed, implemented, and evaluated HIV risk behavior change interventions. My research to date has involved international migrants, injecting drug users, HIV-positive individuals, men who have sex with men, female sex workers, traditional healers, policy makers, school students, and other people from the general population. My present research projects include measurement of STI prevalence, sexual risk reduction intervention, and longitudinal assessment of nutrient intake and the association with metabolic markers, oxidative stress, and disease progression among HIV-positive individuals. I am also assessing the causes of death among HIV-positive individuals and HIV service delivery in six Asia Pacific Countries.

Key Publications: 

Sunguya BF, Poudel KC, Mlunde LB, Otsuka K, Yasuoka J, Urassa DP, Mkopi NP, Jimba M. Ready to use therapeutic foods (RUTF) improves undernutrition among ART-treated, HIV-positive children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Nutrition Journal (In press).

Rahman M, Poudel KC, Yasuoka J, Otsuka K, Yoshikawa K, Jimba M. Maternal exposure to intimate partner violence and the risk of undernutrition among under-five children in Bangladesh. American Journal of Public Health 2012; 102(7): 1336-45.

Kikuchi K, Poudel KC, Muganda J, Majyambere A, Otsuka K, et al. High risk of ART non-adherence and delay of ART initiation among HIV positive double orphans in Kigali, Rwanda. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(7): e41998.

Poudel KC, Fujita M, Green K, Poudel-Tandukar K, Jimba M. Non-communicable diseases in Southeast Asia. Lancet 2011; 377 (9782): 2004-5.

Poudel KC, Nakahara S, Poudel-Tandukar K, Yasuoka J, Jimba M. Unsafe Sexual Behaviors among HIV-positive Men in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. AIDS and Behavior 2009; 13(6): 1143-50.

Krishna Poudel Curriculum Vitae