Australian National University | Australia
Early Academic Pursuits
Dr. Tsheten began his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Allied Health Sciences from Sri Ramachandra University, India. He later pursued a Master of Public Health at Mahidol University, Thailand. His academic prowess led him to complete a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2023.
Dr. Tsheten has a rich professional background. Prior to his current role as a Research Fellow at the Population Health Exchange (PHXchange) at ANU, he served as an epidemiologist at the Royal Centre for Disease Control in Bhutan until 2019. His experiences include outbreak investigations, public health, and geospatial mapping.
Contributions and Research Focus
His research interests encompass infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, outbreak investigation, and geospatial mapping. Dr. Tsheten's significant contributions include risk mapping and socio-ecological drivers of soil-transmitted helminth infections. He is involved in dengue control strategies, spatial analysis of epidemiological data, and has presented at various international conferences.
Accolades and Recognition
Dr. Tsheten has received accolades such as the Dean's Rising Star Award at ANU. His research on risk mapping and socio-ecological drivers of soil-transmitted helminth infections in the Philippines has been recognized. He has secured multiple research grants and is actively engaged in peer-review activities for reputed journals.
Impact and Influence
As a Research Fellow, Dr. Tsheten plays a pivotal role in teaching and mentoring. He serves as a course convener, guest lecturer, and research supervisor. His influence extends to research mentoring for Ph.D. candidates and providing training to health researchers in Bhutan.
Legacy and Future Contributions
Dr. Tsheten's legacy lies in his comprehensive research portfolio, impactful publications, and significant contributions to public health in Bhutan. His future contributions are anticipated through ongoing research, mentoring, and endeavors to control diseases like dengue in the Asia-Pacific region.
A cross-sectional study to assess the epidemiological situation and associated risk factors of dengue fever; knowledge, attitudes, and practices about dengue prevention in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan 2022 (11)