Archana P. Lamichhane, PhD
Dr. Lamichhane is trained in the nutritional and environmental epidemiology of chronic diseases. Her primary areas of interest include exploring the role of individual-level determinants (such as nutritional factors) as well as the roles of contextual-level determinants (such as built food environment and environmental exposures) in the epidemiology of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Recently, she is exploring the role of air pollution exposure in the development of diabetes/glucose homeostasis using longitudinal study cohort populations. In addition, she is interested in exploring whether individual-level diet and PA behaviors modify the environmental exposure-diabetes association. These findings will help researchers understand potential common mechanisms by which these multilevel factors influence health outcomes. Further, the findings will inform intervention strategies to promote health behaviors as well as inform regulation policies for environmental exposures.
Honors and Awards
RTI University Scholar
2015-2016, UNC Chapel Hill
Dr. Lamichhane also has enormous experience in spatial and multilevel analysis and geographic information systems through her work exploring the influence of neighborhood socioeconomic correlates including built nutritional environment on pediatric diabetes, obesity and other related health outcomes.
At present, she is also involved in a few other longitudinal study cohorts such as Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) studies.
Dr. Lamichhane is interested in exploring whether individual-level diet and PA behaviors modify the environmental exposure-diabetes association.
Research Interests: Air Quality and Atmosphere Science, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Obesity
Associations of dietary intake patterns identified using reduced rank regression with markers of arterial stiffness among youth with type 1 diabetes. Mary Helen Black, Jamie Crandell, Dana Dabelea, Lindsay Jaacks, Archana Lamichhane, Angela Liese, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Anwar Merchant, Elaine Urbina (2014). EJCN.
No association of dietary fiber intake with inflammation or arterial stiffness in youth with type 1 diabetes. Ronny Bell, Jamie Crandell, Dana Dabelea, Lawrence Dolan, Lindsay Jaacks, Ralph Jr., Archana Lamichhane, Angela Liese, Santica Marcovina, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Kristi Reynolds, Amy Shah, Elaine Urbina, R. Wadwa (2014). Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.
Spatial patterning of supermarkets and fast food outlets with respect to neighborhood characteristics. Matteo Bottai, Archana Lamichhane, Angela Liese, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Dwayne Porter, Robin Puett, Joshua Warren (2013). Health and Place, 23.
Associations of built food environment with body mass index and waist circumference among youth with diabetes. Matteo Bottai, Archana Lamichhane, Angela Liese, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Dwayne Porter, Robin Puett (2012). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9.
- PhD, Epidemiology, University of South Carolina, 2010
- MS, Geography (GIS), Southern Illinois University, 2005
- BSc (Honors), Biological and Environmental Sciences, Kathmandu University, 2000