Suraj Thapa

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Mobile phone +47-99343167
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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 21 building nr 20 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1039 Blindern 0315 Oslo

CURRENT POSITIONS:

Head of Research- Division of Mental Health & Addiction, Oslo University Hospital

Head - Division of Mental Health & Addiction, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo 

Project leader: NORPART projet between Norway and Nepal in collaboration in higher education in mental health

EDUCATION, JOB & RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Specialist training in Adult Psychiatry completed in 2010 from Oslo University Hospital (OUS), and worked fulltime in the same hospital as a consultant psychiatrist till 2016.
  • Associate Professor UiO and parttime consultant psychiatrist OUS since 2016
  • PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, 2006.
  • Master of Philosophy (M. Phil)  in International Health from University of Oslo, 2001
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1995
  • Interested and worked in Trauma Research, Stress, PTSD, Psychooncology, Transcultural Psychiatry, Perinatal Psychiatry, Migration and Global Mental Health
Tags: Global mental health, trauma. transcultural psychiatry

Publications

  • Dhungana, Saraswati; Koirala, Rishav; Ojha, Saroj Prasad & Thapa, Suraj (2022). Association of childhood trauma, and resilience, with quality of life in patients seeking treatment at a psychiatry outpatient: A cross-sectional study from Nepal. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 17:e0275637(10), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0275637. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kan, Zhanna; Søegaard, Erik Ganesh Iyer; Siqveland, Johan; Hussain, Ajmal; Hanssen-Bauer, Ketil & Jensen, Pia [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2022). Coping, Social Support and Loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Their Effect on Depression and Anxiety: Patients’ Experiences in Community Mental Health Centers in Norway. Healthcare. ISSN 2227-9032. 10(5). doi: 10.3390/healthcare10050875. Full text in Research Archive
  • Søegaard, Erik Ganesh Iyer; Kan, Zhanna; Koirala, Rishav; Hauff, Edvard & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2021). Gender differences in a wide range of trauma symptoms after victimization and accidental traumas: a cross-sectional study in a clinical setting. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. ISSN 2000-8066. 12(1), p. 1–13. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2021.1975952. Full text in Research Archive
  • Koirala, Rishav; Søegaard, Erik Ganesh Iyer; Kan, Zhanna; Ojha, Saroj Prasad; Hauff, Edvard & Thapa, Suraj (2021). Exploring complex PTSD in patients visiting a psychiatric outpatient clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Journal of Psychiatric Research. ISSN 0022-3956. 143, p. 23–29. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.08.030. Full text in Research Archive
  • Dhungana, Saraswati; Koirala, Rishav; Ojha, Saroj Prasad & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2021). Quality of life and its association with psychiatric disorders in outpatients with trauma history in a tertiary hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry. ISSN 1471-244X. 21:98, p. 1–11. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03104-6. Full text in Research Archive
  • Abraham, Ruth; Leonhardt, Marja; Lien, Lars; Hanssen, Ingrid; Hauff, Edvard & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2021). The relationship between religiosity/spirituality and quality of life among female Eritrean refugees living in Norwegian asylum centres. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. ISSN 0020-7640. doi: 10.1177/00207640211010207. Full text in Research Archive
  • Søegaard, Erik Ganesh Iyer; Kan, Zhanna; Koirala, Rishav; Hauff, Edvard & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2020). Variations in psychiatric morbidity between traumatized Norwegian, refugees and other immigrant patients in Oslo. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. ISSN 0803-9488. 74(6), p. 390–399. doi: 10.1080/08039488.2020.1714724. Full text in Research Archive
  • Koirala, Rishav; Søegaard, Erik Ganesh Iyer; Ojha, Saroj Prasad; Hauff, Edvard & Thapa, Suraj B. (2020). Trauma related psychiatric disorders and their correlates in a clinical sample: A cross-sectional study in trauma affected patients visiting a psychiatric clinic in Nepal. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 15(6). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234203. Full text in Research Archive
  • Koirala, Rishav; Søegaard, Erik Ganesh Iyer & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2017). Updates on pharmacological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Nepal Medical Association. ISSN 0028-2715. 56(206), p. 274–280. doi: 10.31729/jnma.3108. Full text in Research Archive
  • Thapa, Suraj Bahadur ; Martinez, Priscilla & Clausen, Thomas (2014). Depression and its correlates in South Africa and Ghana among people aged 50 and above: Findings from the WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health. African Journal of Psychiatry. ISSN 1994-8220. 17(6). doi: 10.4172/Psychiatry.1000167.
  • Luitel, Nagendra P.; Jordans, Mark J.D.; Sapkota, Ram P.; Tol, Wietse A.; Kohrt, Brandon A. & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2013). Conflict and mental health: a cross-sectional epidemiological study in Nepal. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. ISSN 0933-7954. 48(2), p. 183–193. doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0539-0.
  • Kohrt, Brandon A.; Hruschka, Daniel J.; Worthman, Carol M.; Kunz, Richard D.; Baldwin, Jennifer L. & Upadhaya, Nawaraj [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2012). Political violence and mental health in Nepal: prospective study. British Journal of Psychiatry. ISSN 0007-1250. 201(4), p. 268–275. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.096222.
  • Thapa, Suraj Bahadur & Hauff, Edvard (2012). Perceived needs, self-reported health and disability among displaced persons during an armed conflict in Nepal. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. ISSN 0933-7954. 47(4), p. 589–595. doi: 10.1007/s00127-011-0359-7.
  • Thapa, Suraj Bahadur & Hauff, Edvard (2011). Perceived needs, self-reported health and disibility among displaced persons during an armed conflict in Nepal. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. ISSN 0933-7954. doi: 10.1007/s00127-011-0359-7.
  • Lien, Lars; Thapa, Suraj Bahadur ; Rove, Jon Andreas; Kumar, Bernadette. N & Hauff, Edvard (2010). Premigration Traumatic Events and Psychological Distress Among Five Immigrant Groups. International Journal of Mental Health. ISSN 0020-7411. 39(3), p. 3–19. doi: 10.2753/IMH0020-7411390301.
  • Tol, Wietse A.; Kohrt, Brandon A.; Jordans, Mark J.D.; Thapa, Suraj Bahadur ; Pettigrew, Judith & Upadhaya, Nawaraj [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2010). Political violence and mental health: A multi-disciplinary review of the literature on Nepal. Social Science and Medicine. ISSN 0277-9536. 70(1), p. 35–44. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.09.037.
  • Tol, WA; Komproe, IH; Jordans, MJD; Thapa, Suraj Bahadur ; Sharma, B & De Jong, JTVM (2009). BRIEF MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TREATMENT FOR TORTURE SURVIVORS IN NEPAL: A NATURALISTIC COMPARATIVE STUDY. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. ISSN 0020-7640. 55(1), p. 39–56. doi: 10.1177/0020764008091525.
  • Tol, WA; Komproe, IH; Thapa, Suraj Bahadur ; Jordans, MJD; Sharma, B & De Jong, JTVM (2007). Disability associated with psychiatric symptoms among torture survivors in rural Nepal. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. ISSN 0022-3018. 195. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31802f5dac.
  • Dalgard, Odd Steffen; Suraj, Bahadur Thapa; Hauff, Edvard; McCubbin, Michael & Syed, Hammad Raza Zaidi (2006). Immigration, lack of control and psychological distress: Findings from the Oslo Health Study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. ISSN 0036-5564. 47, p. 551–558.
  • Suraj, Bahadur Thapa & Hauff, Edvard (2005). Gender differences in factors associated with psychological distress among immigrants from low- and middle-income countries - Findings from the Oslo Health Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. ISSN 0933-7954. 40.
  • Suraj, Bahadur Thapa & Hauff, Edvard (2005). Psychological distress among displaced persons during an armed conflict in Nepal. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. ISSN 0933-7954. 40(6).
  • Thapa, Suraj Bahadur; Van Ommeren, Mark; Sharma, Bhogendra; de Jong, JTVM & Hauff, Edvard (2003). Psychiatric disability among Bhutanese refugees. American Journal of Psychiatry. ISSN 0002-953X. 160, p. 2032–2037.
  • Van Ommeren, Mark; de Jong, JTVM; Sharma, B; Komproe, I; Thapa, Suraj Bahadur & Carden, E (2001). Psychiatric disorders among tortured refugees in Nepal. 2001. Archives of General Psychiatry. ISSN 0003-990X. p. 475–482.
  • Thapa, Suraj Bahadur ; Van Ommeren, Mark; Sharma, B; Makaju, R & de Jong, JTVM (2000). Limited cultural validity of Composite International Diagnostic Interview's proble flow chart. Transcultural Psychiatry. ISSN 1363-4615. 37, p. 123–134.
  • Van Ommeren, M; Sharma, B; Thapa, Suraj Bahadur ; Makaju, R; Prasain, D & Bhattarai, R [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (1999). Preparing instruments for transcultural research: use of the translation monitoring form with Nepali speaking Bhutanese refugees. Transcultural Psychiatry. ISSN 1363-4615. 36, p. 285–301.

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  • Thapa, Suraj; Mainali, Anustha; Schwank, Simone E. & Acharya, Ganesh (2020). Maternal mental health in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. ISSN 0001-6349. 99(7), p. 817–818. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13894.
  • Sapkota, Dipak; Thapa, Suraj Bahadur; Hasseus, Bengt & Jensen, Janicke Liaaen (2020). Saliva testing for COVID-19? British Dental Journal. ISSN 0007-0610. doi: 10.1038/s41415-020-1594-7.
  • Thapa, Suraj Bahadur & Acharya, Ganesh (2017). Women's health is not in focus in disaster zones: lessons from the Nepal earthquake. Journal of family planning and reproductive health care. ISSN 1471-1893. 43(2), p. 92–93. doi: 10.1136/jfprhc-2016-101605.
  • Preljevic, Valjbona T. & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2014). Tverkulturelle forhold, Psykiske reaksjoner ved somatisk sykdom. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202418786. p. 89–106.
  • Patel, Vikram; Sumathipala, Athula; Khan, MM & Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2007). South Asia. In Bhui, Kamaldeep & Bhugra, Dinesh (Ed.), Culture and mental health: a comprehensive textbook. CRC Press. ISSN 978-0340810460. p. 212–224.
  • Thapa, Suraj Bahadur (2007). Bhutan. In D'Avanzo, Carolyn Erickson (Eds.), Cultural Health Assessment. Elsevier. ISSN 9780323048347. p. 80–83.
  • Suraj, Bahadur Thapa (2006). Population based studies of mental health among migrants in Nepal and Norway:migration and adversity in different contexts. Unipub AS. ISSN 82-8080-185-5.

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Published Jan. 21, 2016 7:15 PM - Last modified Aug. 31, 2020 3:17 PM

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