Dr. Sadeep Shrestha PhD, MHS, MS

Dr. Sadeep Shrestha, a recipient of the Quetelet Endowed Professorship in Public Health, is an Associate Professor (tenured) in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UAB. Dr. Shrestha’s background spans the fields of genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, and forensic science. He has tremendous experience with host genetics, genomics, and epigenetic studies in several HIV US-based and international cohorts including MACS, ALIVE, MHCS, HERS, FRAM and REACH. Specifically, he has experience in a wide spectrum of epidemiology and hosts genetic research involving various infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, HCV, HPV and Viliuisk Encephalomyelitis, Kawasaki disease) and chronic diseases (lung cancer, prostate cancer, asthma). Dr. Shrestha is also a Global Health Scholar in the Sparkman Center for Global Health at UAB, mentoring students with international health research and experience. While most of Dr. Shrestha’s focus has been in host genetics of infectious disease, specifically HIV and HPV infection outcomes, he has also been involved in several epidemiological studies of infectious diseases and has initiated and led a qualitative and quantitative project in collaboration with NFCC, the Nepal ministry of health and various international institutes in the past 8 years. Dr. Shrestha serves in several academic and NGO boards and committees in both US and Nepal. He currently serves in the editorial board of _Genes and Immunity_, Human Immunology, and Kathmandu University Medical Journal and also is the associate editor of BMC Infectious Diseases.