Damodar Rimal

Assistant Program Coordinator

Mr. Damodar Rimal has a Master’s degree in Population Studies from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Mr. Rimal joined TPO Nepal in May 2014 as a Research Supervisor for a cross country research project. He has around 7 years of experience in research and M&E, working as a researcher in several research projects. He is currently responsible for designing, planning, coordinating and implementating of research activities; data management, analysis, and M&E activities. He is often appreciated for his teamwork and for designing cost-effective programs.


  • Kim, Yoona, Damodar Rimal, Angela KC, Sumeera Shrestha, Nagendra P. Luitel, Holly G. Prigerson, Wietse A. Tol, and Pamela J. Surkan. “Understanding Nepali widows’ experiences for the adaptation of an instrument to assess Prolonged Grief Disorder.” Transcultural Psychiatry (2020): 1363461520949005.

  • Surkan, Pamela J., Henri Garrison-Desany, Damodar Rimal, Nagendra Luitel, Yoona Kim, Holly G. Prigerson, Sumeera Shrestha, Wietse Tol, and Sarah M. Murray. “Adaptation and psychometric validation of the Prolonged Grief Disorder scale among widows in central Nepal.” Journal of Affective Disorders (2020).

  • Garrison-Desany, H. M., M. E. Lasater, N. P. Luitel, D. Rimal, D. Pun, S. Shrestha, W. Tol, and P. J. Surkan. “Suicidal ideation among Nepali widows: an exploratory study of risk factors and comorbid psychosocial problems.” Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology 55, no. 11 (2020): 1535-1545.

  • Angdembe M, Kohrt BA, Jordans M, Rimal D, Luitel NP: Situational analysis to inform development of primary care and community-based mental health services for severe mental disorders in Nepal, International Journal of Mental Health System (2017) 11:69. DOI 10.1186/s13033-017-0176-9

Contact Details:

Email: rimaldamodar@gmail.com, drimal@tponepal.org.np

Telephone number(s): 014431717 (EXTN: 166)

Skype: damodar.rimal