Center & Institute Affiliations
Dinesh Neupane, PhD, studies for global hypertension control, conducts epidemiological research on NCDs, and community healthcare workers at the primary health care level.
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
My research approach involves interdisciplinary collaboration with experts from diverse fields to develop innovative and practical solutions for complex global health challenges. I possess extensive knowledge and experience in preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through epidemiological, interventional, and translational research. Through my work, I am dedicated to addressing health disparities, improving healthcare delivery, and advancing global health outcomes. I am actively involved in community-based programs for health improvement in low- and middle-income settings. I founded the community-based management of non-communicable diseases (COBIN) cohort in Nepal, which stands out as one of the few initiatives studying NCDs in low-income settings. I am also the founding chairperson of Nepal based NGO called Nepal Development Society. Additionally, I have been actively engaged in research related to climate change, occupational health and safety, and migrant workers. By exploring the intersection of these areas with health, I aim to understand and address the unique challenges faced by vulnerable populations, thereby contributing to their well-being and overall health.
As a core member of the Resolve to Save Lives team at Johns Hopkins, I provide project management and scientific support for global hypertension control and sodium reduction activities. I am also making contributions to the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group. Moreover, I am a fellow of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and serve as a member of the South and Central Asia Advisory Group, as well as the country coordinator of May Measure Month in Nepal. Education is another aspect of my work that I deeply value. I am teaching and supervising students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in various environments. I enjoy mentoring early-career researchers, particularly those driven by a strong ambition to make a meaningful impact on marginalized, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach communities
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
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.