Dr. Nehaa Khadka

Nehaa Khadka, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Division of Epidemiologic Research




Dr. Khadka is a maternal/child health epidemiologist and postdoctoral research fellow for the Department of Research & Evaluation. Her research interests include perinatal epidemiology, reproductive health, and health disparities.

While pursuing her doctorate degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Dr. Khadka evaluated oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery for pregnant and postpartum women attending antenatal clinics in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition to her research on HIV prevention, Dr. Khadka has assessed risk factors for preterm birth using data from electronic health records. As a research fellow, she plans to translate findings from her research to improve health care quality and outcomes in perinatal and pediatric health. Dr. Khadka is a member of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research and of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Previously, she supported several studies on vaccine safety and effectiveness as a research associate at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Areas of Focus

  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Reproductive health
  • Health disparities


PhD, Epidemiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
MPH, Epidemiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Honors and Awards

  • UCLA Fielding Research Day, Lester Breslow Impact Award finalist, 2023
  • UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Epidemiology Service Award, 2022
  • Western Region Public Health Training Center, Public Health Project Award, 2022
  • UC Berkeley, Big Ideas at Berkeley Award, 2015