Mingma Lhamu Sherpa, MBBS, MD

Fogarty Postdoctoral Fellow

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, India
Doctor of Medicine, Biochemistry, Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, India

Hometown: Gangtok, Sikkim, India
Research Interests: My research interests are to explore the role of socio-cultural environment in chronic noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and alcoholism and its burden on the society. To apply translational research approaches to transgress the existing divides between social, behavioral, and medical sciences.
Long-term career goals: My long-term goal is to enhance the research capacity and quality in our hard-to-reach areas and to collaborate and contribute to the efforts of translational approaches to address the existing health problems afflicting our society.
What philosophy guides your education? “All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” – Swami Vivekananda
What do you see as the most pressing public health problems facing the world today? The most pressing public health problems facing the world are globalization of diseases and related health problems and the unpreparedness of the existing health systems across the world to deal with them.