A Q&A with Tshering Dukpa, Visiting Scholar from Bhutan

Tshering Dukpa

Since 2012, The Bhutan Foundation has sponsored semester-long traineeships for Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan public health faculty at the Yale School of Public Health. In 2015, the partnership was formalized to provide ongoing collaboration between the two institutions. KGUMSB trainees take YSPH classes with the goal of expanding their teaching skills and working on independent research with Yale scientists. To date, five Bhutanese faculty members have completed semester-long traineeships. Tshering Dukpa, the most recent visiting scholar from Bhutan, is now studying at YSPH. “We are delighted that Tshering is spending the fall 2016 term with us at YSPH and excited about the continuation of our work in Bhutan,” said Kaveh Khoshnood, M.P.H. ’89, Ph.D. ’95, associate professor and director of the program.