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Dr. Kishor Adhikari

Prof Dr. Kishor Adhikari


Prof. Dr. Kishor Adhikari is a highly accomplished scholar and educator specializing in public health, with a focus on epidemiology and non-communicable diseases. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Health from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences (formerly AAI-DU) in India.

Currently serving as a Professor and Head of the MPH Program at Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital in Nepal, Dr. Adhikari provides leadership and strategic direction to the program. His responsibilities include curriculum development, student mentorship, and fostering academic excellence. With extensive experience in academia, he has held various teaching and leadership roles at prestigious institutions.

Dr. Adhikari has made significant contributions to public health research, with a focus on diverse topics such as osteoporosis, family planning, and psychological distress. His work spans numerous peer-reviewed articles and research projects, often led by him as a team leader. These projects have been recognized for their impact in addressing pressing health concerns, receiving grants and awards

Dr. Adhikari’s dedication to advancing public health knowledge and improving community well-being is evident through his exemplary leadership, research endeavors, and commitment to excellence in public health education and practice.

Professional Information

Education and Trainings

  • Ph. D. in Public Health  Faculty of Health Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (former AAI-DU), Allahabad, India [Area of study: Epidemiology, Non-communicable Disease] – 2010 -2014
  • MPH (Master in Public Health) Faculty of Health Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (Former: AAI-DU), Allahabad, India [Major:  Health service management, epidemiology] – 2005 – 2007

  • Bachelor of Education Balkumari Multiple Campus, Tribhuwan  University, Nepal [Major: Health Education, Physical health, Curriculum]

  • Teachers Training(ToT) – HPERC-CMC
  • Statistical Package for Social Science(SPSS) – FHMS, AAI-DU
  • Community-Based learning(CBL) Problem-based Learning(CBL) – Chitwan Medical College
  • Micro Research Training – Chitwan Medical College

Professional Experience

  • Sep 2021 – Till date:   Professor/MPH Programme Head

    School of Public health Dept. of Community Medicine, Chitwan            Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal

  • Sep 2017 – Aug 2021:  Assoc Professor/ MPH Programme Co-ordinator

    School of Public health Dept. of Community Medicine, Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal

  • Oct 2016 – Apr 2017:       Head of Department

    School of Public Heatlh & Department of Com Medicine, Texila   American University – Zambia

  • Dec 2014 –Oct 2016: Associate Professor

    School of Public health and Community Medicine, Chitwan Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal

  • July 2012 – Dec 2014 Associate Professor

    Department of Community Medicine, National Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birgunj, Nepal

  • July 2007-Jun 2012   Lecturer/Asst. Professor

    Department of Community Medicine, National Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birgunj, Nepal

  • Jun 2011- Dec 2014   Member Secretary of Institutional Review Committee    (IRC)

    National Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Birgunj, Nepal

  • Mar 2003 – Feb 2005 Community Development Officer

    Community Women Development Center (CWDC) –Makwanpur

Publications and Researchs

  • Dhakal S, Sharma K, Adhikari K, Joshi A, Poudyal S (2024) Osteoporosis and its associated factors among patients attending Manakamana Hospital, Chitwan, Nepal. PLoS ONE 19(2): e0289517. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0289517
  • Atreya AAdhikari KNepal S, et al. Striving toward safe abortion services in Nepal: a review of barriers and facilitatorsHealth Sci Rep20247:e1877. doi:10.1002/hsr2.1877
  • Pant P, Karki R, Sah R, Adhikari K, Kaphle M. Prevalence and risk  factors  associated  with  hypertension  in  a rural municipality, Nepal. Journal of Chitwan Medical College.2023;13(46):20-26
  • Subedi, S.; Adhikari, K.; Regmi, D.; Sharma, H.K.; Bolakhe, N.; Kandel, M.; Subedi, D. Assessment of Community Knowledge and Practices towards Rabies Prevention: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal. Zoonotic Dis. 2023, 3, 203-214. https://doi.org/10.3390/zoonoticdis3030017
  • Khanal, G., Shrestha, N., Adhikari, K.et al. Menstruation hygiene management among secondary school students of Chitwan, Nepal:a cross-sectional study. BMC Women’s Health 23, 395 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-023-02494-x
  • Adhikari, K,, Tiwari D, Sharma B, Ghimire A, Dhakal G, Khanal G, Mandal F. Effects of health educational intervention on knowledge towards non-communicable diseases and its risk factors among students of a selected school of Chitwan Nepal. Journal of Chitwan Medical College. 2022; 12(42);82-5. DOIhttps://doi.org/10.54530/jcmc.1223
  • Ghimire, A, Adhikari, K, Subba, R, Sharma, B, Nepal, S, & Thapa, T. (2022). Academic Burnout among Students studying in Selected Secondary School of Chitwan. MedS Alliance Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences2(3), 28–32. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjmms.v2i3.47658
  • Adhikari K, Dengue in Nepal: A Constant Menace to Public Health.JCMC. 2022;12(41):1-2. https://doi.org/10.54530/jcmc.1181
  • Adhikari K. Non-communicable diseases in Nepal: A bighurdle for achieving SDGs. J. Med. Sci. 2022;2(3):I-II. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjmms.v2i3.47652
  • Adhikari K, Sandhya Dahal, Amrita Ghimire, Gayatri Khanal, Subash Koirala, Chet Kant Bhusal, Rakesh Singh. Internet Addiction and Associated Factors amongUndergraduates. J Nepal Health Res Counc 2022 Jan-Mar; 20 (54): 131-7. PMID: 35945865
  • Dana Bryazka, Marissa B Reitsma, ..K Adhikari.. Emmanuela Gakidou. Population-level risks of alcohol consumption by amount, geography, age, sex, and year: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020. The Lancet. Volume 400, Issue 10347, 16–22 July 2022, Pages 185-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00847-9.
  • Pokharel S, Khanal G, Chapagain S, & Adhikari K. (2022). Use of Family Planning Methods among Postpartum Mothers in Bharatpur Metropolitan City. MedS Alliance Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences2(3), 39–43. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjmms.v2i3.47705
  • Mandal F, KC D, Adhikari K.Anti-CCP Antibody and Rheumatoid Factor among Clinically Diagnosed Rheumatiod Arthritis PatientsAttending a Tertiary Hospital atChitwan, Nepal. MedS. J. Med.Sci. 2021;1(2):6-10. https://doi.org/10.54530/jcmc.1106
  • Koju, S, Chaudhary, N K, Adhikari, S, & Adhikari, K. (2022). Antibiotic Resistance among Gram Negative Bacilli Isolated from the ICU Admitted Patients Attending Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital. MedS Alliance Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences2(3), 44–49. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjmms.v2i3.47748
  • Roshan Kumar Thapa, Mamta Chhetri…Kishor Adhikari, Socio-Demographic Factors Associated With Chhaupadi Practice Among Adolescence Girls Of Mangalsen Municipality, Accham Nepal. J Chitwan Medical Coll. Vol. 11 No. 3 (2021)
  • Adhikari K, Third wave of Covid-19: Challenges and Way Forward. Journal of Chitwan Medical College 2021;11(36):1-2Available online at: www.jcmc.com.np
  • Adhikari P, Adhikari K, Gauli B, Sitaula D. Acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine and pattern of side effects in Nepalese context: a post-vaccine cross-sectional study among health care workers in a tertiary care hospital. Journal of Chitwan Medical College.2021;11(36):34-8
  • Adhikari K, Ghimire A, Thapa T, Neupane S, Baniya A, Shahi M. Psychological Distress among Nursing Students in Clinical Posting During Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • Adhikari K, Neupane S, Sapkota S, Khanal G. Physical activity status among health science students of Chitwan, Nepal. Journal of Chitwan Medical Col- lege.2021;11(35):20-4.
  • Rakesh Singh, Madhusudan Subedi, Smriti Pant, Pragya Rai, Krishna Kumar Gupta, Ambika Thapa Pachya, Kaushal Kumar Singh, Abdul Sami Khan, Kishor Adhikari. Perception towards Online Teaching-learning in Medical Education among Medical Students during COVID-19 Outbreak in Nepal: A Descriptive Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Nepal Medical Association. 2021. 59(234). doi: 31729/jnma.5410
  • Devkota S, Adhikari K, Ghimire A, Koirala S, Chhe- tri M. Psychosocial problems among school go- ing adolescents in Ghorai sub metropolitan city of Dang. Journal of Chitwan Medical Col- lege.2020;10(33):61-5.
  • Chet Kant Bhusal, Sigma Bhattarai ,Raju Kafle, Rubina Shrestha, Pradip & Kishor Adhikari. Advances in Preventive Medicine 2020. Level and Associated Factors of Knowledge regarding Menstrual Hygiene among School-Going Adolescent Girls in Dang District, Nepal. Bhusal CK, Bhattarai S, Kafle R, Shrestha R, Chhetri P, Adhikari K. Level and Associated Factors of Knowledge regarding Menstrual Hygiene among School-Going Adolescent Girls in Dang District, Nepal. Adv Prev Med. 2020 Oct 21;2020:8872119. doi: 10.1155/2020/8872119. 1155/2020/8872119
  • Renuka Tamrakar Mishra, Kishor Adhikari, Sandesh Lamichhane, Abinash Bania. Journal of Chitwan Medical College, 10 (34), 47-51. Surgical site infection following cesarean section and its associated risk factors at a tertiary care hospital in Chitwan. 2020.
  • R Acharya, M Dahal, K Adhikari, M Chhetri, K Baral, P Gautam, P Aivalli,.Frequency and factors associated with malnutrition in older people: a community-based study in western Nepal. Nutrire . 45 (12) 2020. doi: 1155/2020/8872119
  • Rajesh Kumar Jha, Dev Kumar Shah, Sangharshila Basnet, Phoolgen Shah Ajit Kurmar Shah and Kishor Adhikari. Facebook use and its effects on the life of health science students in a private medical college of Nepal. BMC Research Notes2016;9:378. doi: 1186/s13104-016-2186-0
  • Jha Rajesh Kumar, Adhikari Kishor, Shah Dev Kumar, Ansari Samsul, Dhungana Govind, Basnet Sangharshila, Shah Phoolgen and Khanal Gayatri . Knowledge and Awareness regarding Dengue among the Undergraduate health Science students of Dengue Hit region of Nepal. International Research Journal of Medical Sciences.Vol 4(1), 8-12, January (2016).
  • Khanal Gayatri, Adhikari Kishor, Shreshtha Niki, Dhungana Govinda and Poudel Eak Narayan. Awareness of Pesticide Poisoning among the Health Care Workers of Chitwan Nepal. International Research Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol. 4(3), 1-3, March (2016).
  • Adhikari K, Jain V, Adak M, Gupta N, Koshy A. K. Prevalence of Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases among Adolescent in Parsa District of Nepal. Research Journal pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4 (1) 568-75
  • Adhikari K, Gupta N, Koshy AK. Gender differences on risk factors of non-communicable diseases – a community based cross-sectional study in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council 2014 May-Aug;12(27):88-93. PMID: 25574999
  • Adhikari K, Koshy AK, Gupta N, Paneru DP, Ghimire A.“Knowledge and attitude on HIV/AIDS among Nepali Nursing Students” published in SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis& Lung Diseases & HIV/AIDS . Vol 12 (1), 2015:8-13. https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v12i1.15936
  • Varidmala Jain, Kishor Adhikari. “Risk Factors Of Non-Communicable Diseases Among Adolescent In Chitwan District Of Nepal” Indian J. Prev. Soc. Med. Vol. 45 No. 1-2, 2014.
  • Adak M, Thakur A N, Adhikari K. Study of biochemical markers in alcoholic liver disease: Hospital-based case control study. Research Journal pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 3(3), 987-995.
  • Adhikari K, Adak M. Behavioral risk Factors of Non-communicable diseases. Journal of Institute of Medicine, Dec 2012, 34:3 39-43.
  • Adhikari K, Gupta N. Tobacco use: A major risk factor for non-communicable diseases in Central Nepal. Research Journal pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences.5(2), 19-25.


    • Kathmandupost National Daily (31st Jan, 2021) Cervical Cancer is Preventable
    • Kathmandupost National Daily (31st May, 2017): Where There’s Smoke
    • The Rising Nepal National Daily (6th June): Environmental Pollution: A Global Emergency

Awards and recognitions

  • Mini research grant from UGC of Nepal
  • Best teacher award from National Medical College, Nepal


  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE
  • Editorial board member: BMC Public Health
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Public Health Association
  • Executive Editor, MedS AllianceJournal of Medicine and Medical Sciences
  • Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council. Reg . No. A-633 Jan PH
  • Life Member in Nepal Public Health Association of Nepal (NEPHA). Reg. No. CDR6612016-LM
  • Life member in Public health association of Allahabad, India
  • Member in Institutional Review Committee (IRC) at Chitwan Medical College
  • Vice President: Himalayan Environment & Public Health Network

Professional Memberships

Community Involvement

  • Organized National Training on “Research Grant writing” to early researcher carrier professional on March 1st and 2nd, 2023.
  • Delivered Presentation on “21st Century Teaching Pedagogy” in the Faculty Development Conference conducted on Texial American University-Zambia on May, 2017.
  • Paper presented at 5th international conference organized by International Science Congress Association (ISCA) 2015on title “Knowledge and awareness among Health and Medical students regarding Dengue Fever.”
  • Abstract presented at Institute of Medicine, Maharajganj on ”Risk factors of non-communicable diseases among adolescents in Parsa district of Nepal”
  • “Preventable Life Style Risk factors of Non-Communicable Diseases in Central Nepal” presented in Regional research dissemination workshop by Nepal Health Research Council.
  • Presented a paper on ‘HIV/AIDS in India and task ahead’ Organized by faculty of health and Medical Sciences AAI-DU, Allahabad.
  • ‘CME on Public Health’ organized by faculty of health and Medical Sciences AAI-DU, Allahabad.
  • “Protoscience, Health and Well Being: Global Concern and Approach. 7th to 8th March, 2013.
  • Involved as an expert on a workshop titled “Development of Health Research Ethic Manual” Organized by NHRC with the support of Family Health 360, Nepal at Maitighar Kathmandu.

Clinical Approach and Philosophy

Special Skills or Procedures

Media Appearances


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