PASANG YANGJEE SHERPA, CO-DIRECTOR

PhD Washington State University (2012). Pasang is an anthropologist from the Everest region in Nepal. She was a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the Pennsylvania State University (2013-2015), and a postdoctoral fellow at The New School (2015-2016) before joining the Nepal Studies Initiative, initially as a visiting scholar. She currently serves as an executive council member of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies, and a board member of the Resources Himalaya Foundation in Kathmandu. She has a decade of field-based research experience studying human dimensions of climate change, indigeneity, and development in the Himalaya. She is the recipient of the 2014 Senior Fellowship award from ANHS.
DAVID CITRIN, CO-DIRECTOR

PhD University of Washington (2012); MPH University of Washington (2011). David is an Affiliate Instructor in the Departments of Anthropology and Global Health at UW, and has been working and conducting research in Nepal since 2001. He was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow to Nepal in 2009-2010 and brings experience in medical anthropology and global public health, implementation research, and monitoring and evaluation. David is the Editor Elect of HIMALAYAthe journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies. He is also the Director of Impact for Possible, an organization that partners with the Government of Nepal to strengthen public sector healthcare delivery systems.
BIRAJ KARMACHARYA, PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR

MPH University of Washington, Global Health (2017), PhD University of Washington, Epidemiology (2015); MSc Mahidol University, Thailand (2006); MBBS Kathmandu University, Nepal (2002). Biraj completed his MPH and PhD training at UW through a Fulbright fellowship from Nepal. He also leads the Department of Community Programs at Dhulikhel Hospital-Kathmandu University Hospital, and has more than a decade of experience developing rural community health programs and forging international collaborations for academic training and research in Nepal.
SCOTT HALLIDAY, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

MS Boston University (2014). Scott has over 5 years of academic programming experience in Nepal. He was an intern in Community Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Community Programs at Dhulikhel Hospital-Kathmandu University Hospital and contributes his experience in international studies, global public health, implementation research, and program capacity building.