Pragati Ghimire-Aryal is a medical and public health professional with over ten years of experience in medicine, public health education and promotion, public health program design and evaluation, human development, women empowerment, health and quality of life outcome evaluation, public health research methods, healthcare data analysis. As senior director of community analytics and evaluation, she evaluates the effectiveness of community based programs that address social determinants of health; design and evaluate program pilots to assess the impact of addressing unmet social needs like healthy food access, transportation, housing etc. in the overall well-being of the individuals, healthcare utilization and costs, etc She has experience working in China, Nepal and the United States and is fluent in five languages. She has a medical degree from Fudan University School of Medicine (Shanghai, China) and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
She is currently also pursuing a doctoral student in Public Health (Epidemiology) at University of South Florida, College of Public Health. She has also created research opportunities and collaborations between USF and institutions in Nepal and intends to continue her efforts long term.
In her free time, she likes to cook different cuisines, watch movies and documentaries in different languages, travel etc. She is also involved in a few organizations/associations and likes to mentor new immigrants and foreign students in the US, high school/college students both in the US and in Nepal.