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Yubraj Acharya, PhD

Yubraj Acharya, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Administration
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Child
  • Nepal
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Income
  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Health
  • Malnutrition
  • Mothers
  • Nigeria
  • Mortality
  • Parturition

Recent Publications


International Society of Global Health (ISoGH) 2024, 'Setting research priorities for global pandemic preparedness: An international consensus and comparison with ChatGPT’s output', Journal of Global Health, vol. 14, 04054.


Callahan, K, Van Scoy, LJ, Kitko, L, Acharya, Y, Hardy, MA & Hollenbeak, CS 2023, 'Cost-Savings of Do Not Resuscitate Orders Among Elderly Patients With Heart Failure in the United States', American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 137-146.
Lwin, KS, Koon, AD, Rasanathan, K, Ahsan, A, Erku, D, Mialon, M, Perez-Leon, S, Singh, A, Mirza, Z, Zuleta, M, Adhikari, SR, Acharya, Y, Dao, ST, Rasheed, S, Paul, J & Marten, R 2023, 'Framing health taxes: Learning from low-and middle-income countries', BMJ Global Health, vol. 8, e012955.
Acharya, Y, Karmacharya, V, Paudel, U, Joshi, S, Ghimire, R & Adhikari, SR 2023, 'Perceptions of key stakeholders on taxes on tobacco and alcohol products in Nepal', BMJ Global Health, vol. 8, e012040.
Nepal, P, Subedee, A, Shakya, H, Poudel, S, Joshi, S, Karki, K, Bajracharya, D, Prentiss, T, Kaljee, L & Acharya, Y 2023, 'Protocol for a randomized controlled trial on community education and surveillance on antibiotics use among young children in Nepal', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, vol. 34, 101177.
Callahan, K, Acharya, Y & Hollenbeak, CS 2023, 'The affordable care act and do-not-resuscitate orders: Differences by race and ethnicity', Heart and Lung, vol. 59, pp. 16-22.
Callahan, K, Acharya, Y & Hollenbeak, CS 2023, 'Validity of ICD codes to identify do-not-resuscitate orders among older adults with heart failure: A single center study', PloS one, vol. 18, no. 3 March, e0283045.


Ssentongo, P, Oh, JS, Amponsah-Manu, F, Wong, W, Candela, X, Acharya, Y, Ssentongo, AE & Dodge, DG 2022, 'Breast Cancer Survival in Eastern Region of Ghana', Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 10, 880789.
Eze, P, Lawani, LO, Agu, UJ & Acharya, Y 2022, 'Catastrophic health expenditure in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 100, no. 5, pp. 337-351J.
Eze, P, Lawani, LO, Agu, UJ, Amara, LU, Okorie, CA & Acharya, Y 2022, 'Factors associated with catastrophic health expenditure in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review', PloS one, vol. 17, no. 10 October, e0276266.
James, N & Acharya, Y 2022, 'Increasing Health Insurance Enrollment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: What Works, What Does Not, and Research Gaps: A Scoping Review', Inquiry (United States), vol. 59.
Acharya, Y & Yang, D 2023, 'Parental disability and children's educational, labor market and marital outcomes: Evidence from Nepal', Disability and Health Journal, vol. 16, no. 2, 101405.
Yang, D, Acharya, Y & Liu, X 2022, 'Social health insurance consolidation and urban-rural inequality in utilization and financial risk protection in China', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 308, 115200.
Acharya, Y & Yang, D 2022, 'The effect of disability on educational, labor market, and marital outcomes in a low-income context', SSM - Population Health, vol. 19, 101155.


Eze, P, Agu, SA, Agu, UJ & Acharya, Y 2021, 'Acceptability of mobile-phone reminders for routine childhood vaccination appointments in Nigeria – a systematic review and meta-analysis', BMC health services research, vol. 21, no. 1, 1276.
Acharya, Y, James, N, Thapa, R, Naz, S, Shrestha, R & Tamang, S 2021, 'Content of antenatal care and perception about services provided by primary hospitals in Nepal: A convergent mixed methods study', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 33, no. 2, mzab049.
Acharya, Y, Nepal, P, Yang, D, Karki, K, Bajracharya, D, Prentis, T, Davis, SL & Kaljee, L 2021, 'Economic and social drivers of antibiotic dispensing practices among community pharmacies in Nepal', Tropical Medicine and International Health, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 557-571.
Eze, P, Agu, UJ, Aniebo, CL, Agu, SA, Lawani, LO & Acharya, Y 2021, 'Factors associated with incomplete immunisation in children aged 12-23 months at subnational level, Nigeria: A cross-sectional study', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 6, e047445.
Eze, P, Lawani, LO & Acharya, Y 2021, 'Short message service (SMS) reminders for childhood immunisation in low-income and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis', BMJ Global Health, vol. 6, no. 7, e005035.
Acharya, Y & Kim, J 2022, 'Targeting Using Differential Incentives: Evidence from a Field Experiment', Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 763-790.
Naz, S & Acharya, Y 2021, 'The Effect of Reframing the Goals of Family Planning Programs from Limiting Fertility to Birth Spacing: Evidence from Pakistan', Studies in Family Planning, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 125-142.
Eze, P, Aniebo, CL, Agu, UJ, Agu, SA & Acharya, Y 2022, 'Validity of maternal recall for estimating childhood vaccination coverage – Evidence from Nigeria', Vaccine, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 28-36.


Ghattas, H, Acharya, Y, Jamaluddine, Z, Assi, M, El Asmar, K & Jones, AD 2020, 'Child-level double burden of malnutrition in the MENA and LAC regions: Prevalence and social determinants', Maternal and Child Nutrition, vol. 16, no. 2, e12923.
Nepal, P, Schwarz, R, Citrin, D, Thapa, A, Acharya, B, Acharya, Y, Aryal, A, Baum, A, Bhandari, V, Bhatt, L, Bhattarai, D, Choudhury, N, Dangal, B, Dhimal, M, Dhungana, SK, Gauchan, B, Halliday, S, Kalaunee, SP, Kunwar, LB, Maru, D, Nirola, I, Paudel, R, Raut, A, Rayamazi, HJ, Sapkota, S, Schwarz, D, Thapa, P, Thapa, P, Tiwari, A, Tuitui, R, Walter, E & Maru, S 2020, 'Costing analysis of a pilot community health worker program in Rural Nepal', Global health, science and practice, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 239-255.
Acharya, Y, Naz, S, Galway, LP & Jones, AD 2020, 'Deforestation and Household- and Individual-Level Double Burden of Malnutrition in Sub-saharan Africa', Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, vol. 4, 33.
James, N, Lawson, K & Acharya, Y 2020, 'Evidence on result-based financing in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review', Global Health Research and Policy, vol. 5, no. 1, 31.
Acharya, Y, Luke, N, Naz, S & Sharma, D 2020, 'Exposure to conflict-related violence and nutritional status of children in Iraq', SSM - Population Health, vol. 11, 100585.
Acharya, Y, Yang, D & Jones, AD 2021, 'Livestock ownership and anaemia in Sub-Saharan African households', Public Health Nutrition, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 3698-3709.
Acharya, Y, Hillemeier, MM, Sznajder, KK & Kjerulff, KH 2021, 'Out-of-Pocket Medical Bills from First Childbirth and Subsequent Childbearing', Women's Health Issues, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 17-23.
Peiffer, S, Pelton, M, Keeney, L, Kwon, EG, Ofosu-Okromah, R, Acharya, Y, Chinchilli, VM, Soybel, DI, Oh, JS & Ssentongo, P 2020, 'Risk factors of perioperative mortality from complicated peptic ulcer disease in Africa: Systematic review and meta-analysis', BMJ Open Gastroenterology, vol. 7, no. 1, e000350.
Peiffer, S, Pelton, M, Keeney, L, Kwon, EG, Ofosu-Okromah, R, Acharya, Y, Chinchilli, VM, Soybel, DI, Oh, JS & Ssentongo, P 2020, 'Risk factors of perioperative mortality from complicated peptic ulcer disease in Africa: Systematic review and meta-analysis', BMJ Open Gastroenterology, vol. 7, no. 1.