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Ram Krishna Chandyo

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • E-mailRam.Chandyo@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen


  • Child health and nutrition
  • Research methodology and epidemiology


Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2019). The association between heart rate variability and neurocognitive and socio-emotional development in nepalese infants. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Parental height modifies the association between linear growth and neurodevelopment in infancy. Acta Paediatrica. 1825-1832.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Engagement in agriculture protects against food insecurity and malnutrition in peri-urban Nepal. Current Developments in Nutrition (CDN). 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Determinants of cognitive development in the early life of children in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Frontiers in Psychology. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Relationships among common illness symptoms and the protective effect of breastfeeding in early childhood in MAL-ED: An eight-country cohort study. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 904-912.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Maternal and infant vitamin B12 status during infancy predict linear growth at 5 years. Pediatric Research. 611-618.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Kitchen PM2.5 concentrations and child acute lower respiratory infection in Bhaktapur, Nepal: The importance of fuel type. Environmental Research. 546-553.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Environmental Enteropathy, Micronutrient Adequacy and Length Velocity in Nepalese Children - the Mal-Ed Birth Cohort Study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Cobalamin and folate status among breastfed infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Acceptability and reliability of the Bayley Scales of infant and Toddler Development-III Among Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Vitamin B-12 status in infancy is positively associated with development and cognitive functioning 5 y later in Nepalese children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1122-1131.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Vaccine coverage and adherence to EPI schedules in eight resource poor settings in the MAL-ED cohort study. Vaccine. 443-451.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Tracking of infant and young child feeding practices among 9- to 24-month-old children in Nepal: The MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study. Public Health Nutrition. 355-364.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The effect of vitamin B12 supplementation in Nepalese infants on growth and development: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Severely inadequate micronutrient intake among children 9-24 months in Nepal - The MAL-ED birth cohort study. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 1-10.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Aflatoxin exposure during the first 36 months of life was not associated with impaired growth in Nepalese children: An extension of the MAL-ED study. PLOS ONE. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2017). 25-hydroxy-vitamin D concentration is not affected by severe or non-severe pneumonia, or inflammation, in young children. Nutrients. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Vitamin status among breastfed infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients.
  • Show author(s) (2016). The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency is more common in breastfed infants than their mothers in Bhaktapur, Nepal. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 456-462.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Nutritional intake and status of cobalamin and folate among non-pregnant women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Low Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Nepalese Infants Despite High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Their Mothers. Nutrients. E825.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Iodine concentration in breastmilk and urine among lactating women of Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 255.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Dietary B vitamins and serum C-reactive protein in persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: the positive living with HIV (POLH) Study. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 517-528.
  • Show author(s) (2016). A comparison of diarrheal severity scores in the MAL-ED multisite community-based cohort study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - JPGN. 466-473.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among young children with acute diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Healthcare. 593-606.
  • Show author(s) (2015). PM2.5 in household kitchens of Bhaktapur, Nepal, using four different cooking fuels. Atmospheric Environment. 159-168.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Low dietary diversity and micronutrient adequacy among lactating women in a peri-urban area of Nepal. Public Health Nutrition. 3201-3210.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Cytokine concentrations in plasma from children with severe and non-severe community acquired pneumonia. PLOS ONE. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Iron deficiency is uncommon among lactating women in urban Nepal, despite a high risk of inadequate dietary iron intake. British Journal of Nutrition. 132-141.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Infant feeding practices, dietary adequacy, and micronutrient status measures in the MAL-ED study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. S248-S254.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Cobalamin and folate status in 6 to 35 months old children presenting with acute diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Bhaktapur, Nepal: The MAL-ED birth cohort study in Nepal. Clinical Infectious Diseases. S300-S303.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Acute Lower Respiratory Infection in Childhood and Household Fuel Use in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Environmental Health Perspectives. 637-642.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Risk factors for extended duration of acute diarrhea in young children. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Infant feeding practices in Bhaktapur, Nepal: across-sectional, health facility based survey. International Breastfeeding Journal. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Two weeks of zinc administration to Nepalese children with pneumonia does not reduce the incidence of pneumonia or diarrhea during the next six months. Journal of Nutrition. 1677-1682.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Respiratory viruses in Nepalese children with and without pneumonia: a case-control study. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 731-735.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Clinical presentation and severity of viral community-acquired pneumonia in young Nepalese children. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. e1-e6.
  • Show author(s) (2010). A randomized controlled trial of the effect of zinc as adjuvant therapy in children 2-35 mo of age with severe or nonsevere pneumonia in Bhaktapur, Nepal. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1667-1674.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Zinc deficiency is common among healthy women of reproductive age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Journal of Nutrition. 594-597.
  • Show author(s) (2009). RNA viruses in community-acquired childhood pneumonia in semi-urban Nepal; a cross-sectional study. BMC Medicine. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Nutritional problems among women of reproductive age in rural populations in hill areas in India and Nepal and how they can be reduced by increased intake of Ricebean. .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2012). Impacts of changes in grain pulse (legume) consumption on micronutrient supply of rural women in Nepal and North India.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Orphan crops and nutrition: the potential of ricebean (Vigna umbellata) to reduce ‘hidden hunger’ among rural women in India and Nepal.
  • Show author(s) (2010). How do ricebean and other pulses meet nutrient deficiencies among women of reproductive age in rural populations in hill areas in India and Nepal?
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2011). Zinc, Iron and Infection- studies in children and women in Nepa.
  • Show author(s) (2013). DIETARY IRON INTAKE AND IRON STATUS AMONG LACTATING WOMEN IN BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 641-642.
  • Show author(s) (2008). RNA Viruses Are an Important Cause of Community-acquired Pneumonia in Nepalese Children Living in a Semi-urban District in Kathmandu Valley. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. E56-E56.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among lactating mothers and infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Folate and vitamin B12 status in young nepalese children.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2017). The effects of vitamin B12 supplementation in pregnancy and postpartum on growth and neurodevelopment in early childhood: Study Protocol for a Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial. BMJ Open.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Publications in PubMed

    • Acute Diarrhea Research Project (study on zinc for acute diarrhea among Nepalese children), 1998-2000
    •  Prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies among women of reproductive age in Nepal, 2001-2002
    •  Child Health Research Project (study on Zinc as adjuvant therapy during pneumonia in Nepalese children. Community based randomized placebo controlled clinical trial, 2003- 2007.
    •  Breastfeeding and Micronutrient status among 500 infants and mother pair, 2007-2008
    • Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development (MAL-ED), since 2010 ongoing, http://mal-ed.fnih.org





    • MD-Saint Petersburg Pediatric Medical Academy,Russia, 1997
    • MPhil in Health Science, Center for International Health, UiB, 2002
    • PhD (Zinc, iron and infection-studies in children and women in Nepal, Center for International Health, UiB, 2011