Hari Poudel

Poudel photo
Working Title
PhD Student
People Type
PhD Students
222 Middlebush Hall

MSc from University of Hohenheim, Germany

MSc from Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Graduate Certificate in Health Policy & promotion

Research Emphasis

Health policy


Program evaluation

Social policy


Hari Poudel is a PhD candidate at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and he is also pursuing an MPH degree with a specialization in health policy and promotion at the School of Health Professions, University of Missouri. He earned his first master’s degree in Agricultural Extension from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2004 and his second master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Hohenheim, Germany in 2008. He has completed internships with the Missouri School of Journalism and a local public health agency. He worked as a teaching assistant for a research method course to MPA students in Fall 2018. Recently, he also selected as a member of Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Omega- a national honor society for public health. Along with these academic experiences, he worked for about ten years in various multinational organizations including USAID, UNDP, Helvetas, and DFID for about ten years in Nepal. Poudel’s doctoral research focuses on mental health, health care access, and risky health behaviors among Asian American immigrants. His research helps to understand the intersections of race/ethnicity, health policy, and social determinants of health.