Sauharda Rai works as a Research Program Coordinator at Duke Global Health Institute. His dedication to global mental health emerged through his comprehensive research and work regarding mental health problems of child soldiers in Nepal. At DGHI, he works with Dr Brandon Kohrt, helping manage projects related to mental health task sharing among primary health workers, anti-stigma activities and development of culturally adapted mental health tools and services in rural Nepal. Sauharda's work entails range of activities including study and program design, implementation in various field sites in Nepal, data analysis, write-up and coordinating with partner organizations based in Nepal. Sauharda is also coordinating mental health and psychosocial support research and services for earthquake affected children and families in Nepal.
His research interest lies in development of culturally appropriate and evidence based mental health interventions and training packages in LMIC (Lower and Middle Income Countries) with a special focus on children, youths and conflict-affected communities. Before joining Duke, he was working with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal (www.tponepal.org) which is a partner organization of DGHI in implementing its mental health projects in Nepal. He has a Masters in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
To start a conversation with me, ask me: Ask me about music, soccer and my country Nepal
Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Go on long motorcycle rides
Favorite food: Pork Dumpling with hot chili sauce