Dr. Tamang has over two decades’ work experience with specific knowledge in non-profits project management, healthcare research and development. He has a PhD in Social Welfare from University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA), and a Masters’ Degree in Health, Population and Nutrition from Keele University (UK). He was an East West Center / Asia Pacific Leadership Fellow (2007).
He has a unique blend of academia, research and management experience and passion for managing research and advocacy projects. He has worked with diverse populations in Nepal, Hawai‘i and the US Affiliated Pacific Islands, in the field of population health and social welfare. His passion and research/scholarship goals are to serving the under-served, minority, geographically challenged (rural) and resource limited communities; and promoting social justice and health equity.
Dr. Tamang works for Nick Simons Institute (NSI) as a senior research coordinator, based in Kathmandu. Similarly, he serves as a board of directors for Community Leadership Nepal, a not-for-profit company. He also serves as the Country Advisor for Give2Asia, an US-based grant making non-profit. Dr. Tamang is currently engaged in conducting healthcare and public policy research, advocacy and University teaching in Nepal. He as led multiple research studies and extensively travelled various (over 60) districts of Nepal.