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Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar

Assistant Professor, Nursing
Family Research Scholar, 2017-2018



Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar’s research focuses on identifying socio-cultural factors that increase immigrant stress and developing effective community-based strategies to address these factors. She aims to develop, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of culturally competent, family-based interventions to reduce stress and depression in immigrants using a community-based participatory tool of intervention mapping. Using this approach not only engages the community of immigrants in all aspects of decision making but also empowers the community to take a lead in improving their mental health.