Umit Shrestha, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the ColoradoSPH at CSU in Global Health and Health Disparities.

Dr. Shrestha received his doctoral degree in Sociology from South Dakota State University. His dissertation was a process analysis of the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming process in Nepal’s water supply and sanitation sector using theoretical underpinnings of Gender Mainstreaming and Framing.

Before his role at CSU, Dr. Shrestha was a Senior Research Instructor at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. He was the Project Director of a mobile app-based intervention developed for urban Native young women.

Dr. Shrestha enjoys teaching global health courses and brings over a decade of teaching experience to his current position. His pedagogical approach centers on social justice, inclusion, and the praxis of decolonization.


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