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Assistant Scientist
Dinesh Neupane

Departmental Affiliations

Health Systems

Dinesh Neupane, PhD, studies for global hypertension control, conducts epidemiological research on NCDs, and community healthcare workers at the primary health care level.

Contact Info

2024 E. Monument Street, B-317, Welch Center

Research Interests

Hypertension; primary health care; epidemiology; non-communicable disease; community-health-worker; cluster-randomized trial; implementation research; Resolve; global health; cohort study; Nepal; migrant health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Aarhus University
University of Southern Denmark
My primary research interest is in community-based programs for health improvement in low and middle-income settings. I have a broad interest in improving health care by engaging community health workers at the primary health care level for major non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and cervical cancer. I oversee COBIN, the largest community-based NCD cohort in Nepal. I am a member of the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group. I am the co-editor of the Emerging Authors’ Program for Global Cardiovascular Disease of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I founded the Nepal Development Society, a Nepal-based not-for-profit organization that focuses on research, innovation, and development. I am a fellow and a member of the South and Central Asia Advisory Group of the International Society of Hypertension. I have published more than 100 scientific articles, most of them are in the field of non-communicable diseases. At Johns Hopkins, I provide project management and scientific support as a core member of the Resolve to Save Lives team.
Honors & Awards
Hans Ibsen’s Hypertensionspris 2017 from the Danish Society of Hypertension, Denmark

Health Research Outstanding Award 2018 from Nepal Health Research Council, Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal
Select Publications
Selected publications
  • Neupane D, McLachlan CS, Mishra SR, Olsen MH, Perry HB, Karki A, Kallestrup P. Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention led by female community health volunteers versus usual care in blood pressure reduction (COBIN): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Glob Health 2018 Jan;6(1):e66-e73. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30411-4.
  • Krishnan A, Finkelstein EA, Kallestrup P, Karki A, Olsen MH, Neupane D.Cost-effectiveness and budget impact of the community-based management of hypertension in Nepal study (COBIN): a retrospective analysis. Lancet Glob Health 2019 Oct;7(10):e1367-e1374. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30338-9.
  • Mishra SR, Kallestrup P, Neupane D. Country in Focus: confronting the challenge of NCDs in Nepal. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2016 Dec;4(12):979-980. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(16)30331-X. Epub 2016 Nov 4.
  • Neupane D, Gao Y, Feng Y, Matsushita K, Appel LJ. Estimation of the Global Gap in Clinic Visits for Hypertension Care Between Patient Need and Physician Capacity. Hypertension. 2021 Sep;78(3):779-86.