About Sarita Shrestha
Sarita Shrestha is a doctoral student within the NEWBREED programme, which is part of the focus area of Successful Ageing at Örebro University. Her PhD project comes under the thematic area of the Biology of Ageing.
She completed her Master of Science in Public Health from University of Southern Denmark in June 2017 and obtained a professional bachelor's degree in Global Nutrition and Health in January 2015. For her master’s thesis, she did systematic review and meta-analysis on the association between adult height and type 2 diabetes in adulthood.
Sarita Shrestha’s research focuses mainly on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) within the public health field. Her doctoral project attempts to examine the impact of age on immune-mediated manifestations, especially spondyloarthritis, among patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The doctoral thesis will explore the aspects of the occurrence of spondyloarthritis (when joints get affected by IBD) in relation to genetic predisposition and shared environmental factors, in patients with IBD. Also, occurrence of chronic extraintestinal manifestations (when IBD affects other organ system outside gastrointestinal tract such as skin, joints, eyes) in relation to inflammation in patients with ulcerative colitis. For her doctoral thesis, she will make use of data from the Swedish National Patient Register and the Danish National Patient Register.
Her first PhD sub-study was about the use of International Classification Diseases codes to identify inflammatory bowel disease's subtypes and phenotypes of the Montreal classification in the Swedish National Patient Register. Currently she is working on her second sub-study, examining the occurrence of spondyloarthritis among patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
As part of her doctoral studies within the Newbreed programme, she has also successfully completed a secondment at Statens Serum Institute, Denmark.
Sarita Shrestha’s other research areas cover diabetes and mental wellbeing, with research interests focusing on nutrition, public health and policy.
Articles in journals
- Shrestha, S. , Brand, J. S. , Järås, J. , Schoultz, I. , Montgomery, S. , Askling, J. , Ludvigsson, J. F. , Olen, O. & et al. (2022). Association between inflammatory bowel disease and spondyloarthritis: findings from a nationwide study in Sweden. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 16 (1), 1540-1550.
- Agrawal, M. , Corn, G. , Shrestha, S. , Nielsen, N. M. , Frisch, M. , Colombel, J. & Jess, T. (2021). Inflammatory bowel diseases among first-generation and second-generation immigrants in Denmark: a population-based cohort study. Gut, 70 (6), 1037-1043.
- Shrestha, S. , Olén, O. , Eriksson, C. , Everhov, Å. H. , Myrelid, P. , Visuri, I. , Ludvigsson, J. F. , Schoultz, I. & et al. (2020). The use of ICD codes to identify IBD subtypes and phenotypes of the Montreal classification in the Swedish National Patient Register. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 55 (4), 430-435.
- Agrawal, M. , Shrestha, S. , Corn, G. , Nielsen, N. M. , Frisch, M. , Colombel, J. F. & Jess, T. (2020). The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel diseases among immigrants to Denmark: A population-based cohort study. In: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. Oxford University Press.