Masna Rai

Masna Rai


Early Stage Researcher at the Helmholtz Zentrum München


Helmholtz Zentrum München
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1,
D-85764 Neuherberg

Raum: 235a
Telefon: +49 89 3187-49827

Research Interest

 My research interest includes issues of climate change and human health. Specifically, I am interested in both overall
and cause-specific health effects resulting from climate change, and the specific adaptation measures as well as
measures of climate change mitigation. Together with quantitative data analysis, I am equally interested in
qualitative data collection and analysis, and scientific communication. Currently, I work on the EU project
EXHAUSTION - "Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe - cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation".


Dr. Alexandra Schneider
Prof. Dr Annette Peters
Prof. Dennis Nowak
Prof. Eva Rehfuees

Curriculum Vitae


2019 -: PhD Candidate in Medical Research: Epidemiology
& Public Health, LMU Munich, Germany
2017 – 2019: MSc. Epidemiolgy, LMU, Munich, Germany
2013 - 2017: BSc. Microbiology, Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal


2018 - 2019: Scientific Assistant at the Chair of Epidemiology, Faculty of Sports and Health Science, Technical University Munich, Germany
2018 - 2019: Intern at Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany
2018: Intern at Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Klinikum der LMU - The hospital of the University of Munich, Germany



Rai M, Breitner S, Wolf K, Peters A, Schneider A and Chen K. 2019. Impact of climate and population change on temperature-related mortality burden in Bavaria,
Germany. Environmental Research Letters. 14(12): 124080.

Rai M, Aryal S, Parajuli P. 2017. Characterization and activity of antimicrobial polypeptide of Bacillus spp from wastelands of Kathmandu valley. Annals of Applied Bio-
Sciences. 4(1):50-57.

Rai M, Bhattarai N, Dhungel N, Mandal PK. 2016. Isolation of antibiotic producing Actinomycetes from soil of Kathmandu valley and assessment of their antimicrobial
activities. 2016. 2(4):22-26.

Zhang S, Rai M, Breitner S, Aunan K, Schneider A. Climate change and the projected burden of future health impacts – The Project EXHAUSTION. 2020. Public Health Forum.
28(1): 17-20.

Kemigisha E and Rai M, Mlahagwa W, Nyakato VN, Ivanova O. A Qualitative Study Exploring Menstruation Experiences and Practices among Adolescent Girls Living in
the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health.2020. 17: 6613.

Ivanova O, Rai M, Michielsen K, Dias S. How Sexuality Education Programs Have Been Evaluated in Low-and Lower-Middle-Income Countries? A Systematic Review. Int
J Environ Res Public Health. 2020. 17(21):8183.

Ivanova O, Rai M, Mlahagwa W. et al. A cross-sectional mixed-methods study of sexual and reproductive health knowledge, experiences and access to services among
refugee adolescent girls in the Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda. 2019. Reprod Health 16:35.

Ivanova O, Rai M, Kemigisha E. A Systematic Review of Sexual and Reproductive Health Knowledge, Experiences and Access to Services among Refugee, Migrant and
Displaced Girls and Young Women in Africa. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018. 26;15(8):1583.