Dr. Bhattarai's long-term goal is to reduce racial disparities and improve the health of underrepresented populations with multiple sclerosis (MS). Her current research focuses on the experiences of racial discrimination among MS patients, community-based approaches to address disparities and mixed method analysis of interpersonal processes between providers and patients.
Hughes AJ, Bhattarai J, Paul S, Beier M (2019). Depressive symptoms and fatigue as predictors of objective-subjective discrepancies in cognitive function in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.
Beier M, Hartoonian N, D’Orio VL, Terril AL, Bhattarai J, Paisner ND, Alschuler KN (2019). Relationship of perceived stress and employment status in individuals with multiple sclerosis. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation.
Hartz SM, Oehlert M,s Horton AC, Grucza R, Fisher SL, Culverhouse RC, Nelson KG, Sumerall SW, Neal CP, Regnier P, Guoging C, Williams A, Bhattarai J, Evanoff B, Bierut LJ (2018). Daily drinking is associated with increased mortality. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Bhattarai J, Sumerall S (2018). Diagnostic delay of narcolepsy: Contributing factors and implications for clinicians. Sleep and Vigilance, 2, 103-109.
Bhattarai J, Oehlert ME, Weber D (2018). Psychometric properties of the Mississippi Scale for Combat Related PTSD (M-PTSD) based on Veteran’s Period of Service (POS). Psychological Services.