Bishwa Adhikari, Ph.D.: CFFN Executive Member (2006-2007)
Dr. Adhikari, a Health Economist, holds a Ph.D. degree in this field from Michigan State University in the USA. Prior to commencing his graduate studies in the USA, he worked as an agricultural scientist in Nepal and rose through the administrative ranks to become District Administration Officer with the Government of Nepal. Currently engaged in economic research at the Office on Smoking and Health at the National Center for Chronic Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion in Atlanta, USA, Dr. Adhikari specializes in scientific inquiry on public health determinants, causal relationship between the economy and health, and policy analysis on public health. He also worked as a public health researcher at the Public Health Agency of Canada. He not only served as the Executive Board Member of CFFN but also as the Executive Board Member of Nepalese Canadian Association of Ottawa prior to his move to the USA.