Aditi Luitel

​Areas of Expertise:

Maternal and child health, Health systems, Sexual and reproductive health, Social determinants of health, Child protection, Health policy analysis

Aditi Luitel is a first-year Master of Science in Public Health student in the Department of International Health, Health Systems at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is working as a Research Assistant for the CROWN Project. She was born and raised in Nepal, where she also completed her Bachelor in Public Health from Nobel College, Pokhara University. She has led research and been engaged in development work related to child rights, child education, and protection, safeguarding, women’s health, maternal and child health, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), Child, Early, and Forced Marriage (CEFM), child nutrition and COVID-19. Currently, Luitel is also engaged in a menstrual health research project (Dignity Without Danger) which aims to analyze stigma and taboos to develop innovative strategies to address menstrual exclusion in Nepal. Luitel is also a SOURCE Service Scholar and is involved with the Commodore John Rodgers School. Her interests lie in exploring linkages between maternal and child health outcomes and social determinants and strengthening health systems. She also completed her research project on Post-earthquake Self-Reported Depressive Symptoms and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and their Correlates among College-Youths in Kathmandu, Nepal.