Bimal Chhetri

Research Associate

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

Bimal Chhetri

Research Associate

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

Biography

Bimal Chhetri is a research associate at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University (SFU) investigating the impact of climate change on drinking water and acute gastrointestinal illness. Bimal obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc &AH) degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2001), Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) from University of California, Davis (2007) and PhD in Epidemiology from University of Guelph (2014).

His research interests include spatial and temporal epidemiology of enteric pathogens common to humans and animals, companion animal epidemiology, quantitative epidemiology and data visualization. His has experience in application of epidemiological methods in epidemiological research of human and animal diseases. His prior research work ranged from investigating the epidemiology of viral pathogens in animals to investigating enteric diseases and nosocomial influenza in humans. He also has experience in analysis of large health administrative datasets as well as application of advanced statistical methods in epidemiological data analysis.