1. Strand TA, Ulak M, Hysing M, Ranjitkar S, Kvestad I, Shrestha M, Shrestha L, Shrestha PS Chandyo RK. Effects of vitamin B12 supplementation on neurodevelopment and growth in Nepalese Infants: A randomized controlled trial. PLoS medicine 2020; 17(12): e1003430.

  2. Shrestha M, Schwinger C, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Ranjitkar S, Hysing M, Shrestha L, Kvestad I, Strand TA. Agreement Between Mothers and Fieldworkers While Assessing Child Development Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition in Nepal, Frontiers in Psychology

  3. Srinivasan K, Thomas S, Anand S, Jayachandra M, Thomas T, Strand TA, Kurpad AV, Duggan CP. Vitamin B-12 Supplementation during Pregnancy and Early Lactation Does Not Affect Neurophysiologic Outcomes in Children Aged 6 Years. J Nutr. 2020 Jul 1;150(7):1951-1957. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxaa123. PMID: 32470975

  4. Kvestad I, Taneja S, Upadhyay RP, Hysing M, Bhandari N, Strand TA.Vitamin B12, Folate, and Cognition in 6- to 9-Year-Olds: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb 4. pii: e20192316. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-2316. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32019814

  5. Ranjitkar S, Hysing M, Kvestad I, Shrestha M, Ulak M, Shilpakar JS, Sintakala R, Chandyo RK, Shrestha L, Strand TA. Determinants of Cognitive Development in the Early Life of Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal. ront Psychol. 2019 Dec 6;10:2739. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02739. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31920798

  6. Thorne-Lyman AL, Shrestha M, Fawzi WW, Pasqualino M, Strand TA, Kvestad I, Hysing M, Joshi N, Lohani M, Miller LC. Dietary Diversity and Child Development in the Far West of Nepal: A Cohort Study. Nutrients. 2019 Aug 3;11(8). pii:E1799. doi: 10.3390/nu11081799. PMID: 31382653.

  7. Ask TF, Ranjitkar S, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Hysing M, Strand TA, Kvestad I, Shrestha L, Andreassen M, Lugo RG, Shilpakar JS, Shrestha M, Sütterlin S. The Association Between Heart Rate Variability and Neurocognitive and Socio-Emotional Development in Nepalese Infants. Front Neurosci. 2019 Apr 26;13:411. doi:10.3389/fnins.2019.00411. PMID: 31105521.

  8. Upadhyay RP, Chandyo RK, Kvestad I, Hysing M, Ulak M, Ranjitkar S, Shrestha M, Shrestha L, Strand TA. Parental height modifies the association between linear growth and neurodevelopment in infancy. Acta Paediatr. 2019 Oct;108(10):1825-1832. doi: 10.1111/apa.14820. PMID:31002423.

  9. Kvestad I, Ranjitkar S, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Shrestha M, Shrestha L, Strand TA, Hysing M. Earthquake Exposure and Post-traumatic Stress Among Nepalese Mothers After the 2015 Earthquakes. Front Psychol. 2019 Apr 2;10:734. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00734. PMID: 31001178.

  10. Shrestha M, Strand TA, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Ranjitkar S, Hysing M, Shrestha L, Kvestad I. The feasibility of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire for the assessment of child development in a community setting in Nepal. Child Care Health Dev. 2019 May;45(3):394-402. doi: 10.1111/cch.12654. PMID: 30818415.

  11. Anand S, Thomas S, Jayachandra M, Thomas T, Strand TA, Kurpad AV, Duggan CP, Srinivasan K. Effects of maternal B12 supplementation on neurophysiological outcomes in children: a study protocol for an extended follow-up from a placebo randomised control trial in Bangalore, India. BMJ Open. 2019 Feb 19;9(2):e024426. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024426. PMID: 30782904.

  12. Sudfeld CR, Manji KP, Darling AM, Kisenge R, Kvestad I, Hysing M, Belinger DC, Strand TA, Duggan CP, Fawzi WW. Effect of antenatal and infant micronutrient supplementation on middle childhood and early adolescent development outcomes in Tanzania. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2019 Sep;73(9):1283-1290. doi:10.1038/s41430-019-0403-3. PMID: 30718805.

  13. Ranjitkar S, Kvestad I, Strand TA, Ulak M, Shrestha M, Chandyo RK, Shrestha L, Hysing M. Acceptability and Reliability of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-III Among Children in Bhaktapur, Nepal.  Front Psychol. 2018 Jul 24;9:1265. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01265. eCollection 2018.PMID: 30087639

  14. Moucheraud C, Chandyo RK, Henjum S, Strand TA, Ulak M, Fawzi WW, Locks LM, Webb P, Thorne-Lyman AL. Engagement in Agriculture Protects Against Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in Peri-Urban Nepal. Curr Dev Nutr. 2018 Nov 1;3(1):nzy078. doi:10.1093/cdn/nzy078. eCollection 2019 Jan. PMID: 30706046

  15. Morseth MS, Strand TA, Torheim LE, Chandyo RK, Ulak M, Shrestha SK, Shrestha B, Henjum S. Nutrient intake and environmental enteric dysfunction among Nepalese children 9-24 months old-the MAL-ED birth cohort study. Pediatr Res. 2018 Jul 20. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0108-7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30030503

  16. Henjum S, Kvestad I, Shrestha M, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Thorne-Lyman AL, Shrestha PS, Kjellevold M, Hysing M, Strand TA. Erythrocyte DHA and AA in infancy is not associated with developmental status and cognitive functioning five years later in Nepalese children. Nutr J. 2018 Jul 19;17(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s12937-018-0375-5. PMID: 30025518

  17. Strand TA, Ulak M, Kvestad I, Henjum S, Ulvik A, Shrestha M, Thorne-Lyman AL, Ueland PM, Shrestha PS, Chandyo RK. Maternal and infant vitamin B12 status during infancy predict linear growth at 5 years. Pediatr Res. 2018 Jun 4. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0072-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29967525

  18. Chandyo, R. K., M. Ulak, I. Kvestad, M. Hysing, M. Shrestha, S. Ranjitkar, A. Ulvik, P. M. Ueland, L. Shrestha and T. A. Strand (2018). "Cobalamin and Folate Status among Breastfed Infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal." Nutrients 10(5).

  19. Morseth, M. S., S. Henjum, C. Schwinger, T. A. Strand, S. K. Shrestha, B. Shrestha, R. K. Chandyo, M. Ulak and L. E. Torheim (2018). "Environmental Enteropathy, Micronutrient Adequacy and Length Velocity in Nepalese Children - the Mal-Ed Birth Cohort Study." J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.

  20. Chandyo RK,  Ulak M, Kvestad I, Shrestha M, Ranjitkar S, Basnet S, Hysing M, Shrestha L, Strand TA The effects of vitamin B12 supplementation in pregnancy and postpartum on growth and neurodevelopment in early childhood: Study Protocol for a Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial .BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 29;7(8):e016434. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016434.PMID: 2885178

  21. Strand TA, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Kvestad I, Hysing M, Shrestha M, Basnet S, Ranjitkar S, Shrestha L, Shrestha PS. The effect of vitamin B12 supplementation in Nepalese infants on growth and development: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2017 Apr 21;18(1) 187. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-1937-0. PMID: 28431557 

  22. Kvestad I, Hysing M, Shrestha M, Ulak M, Thorne-Lyman AL, Henjum S, Ueland PM, Midttun Ø, Fawzi W, Chandyo RK, Shrestha PS, Strand TA. Vitamin B-12 status in infancy is positively associated with development and cognitive functioning 5 y later in Nepalese children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 May;105(5):1122-1131. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.144931. Epub 2017 Mar 22. PMID:28330909

  23. Shrestha, M; Ulak, M; Strand, TA; Kvestad, I; Hysing, M. How much do Nepalese mothers know about child development?. Early Child Development and Care 2017 

  24. Henjum S, Lie Ø, Ulak M, Thorne-Lyman AL, Chandyo RK, Shrestha PS, W Fawzi W, Strand TA, Kjellevold M. Erythrocyte fatty acid composition of Nepal breast-fed infants. Eur J Nutr. 2017 Feb 25. doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1384-4. [Epub ahead of print]

  25. Haugen J, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Henjum S, Thorne-Lyman AL, Ueland PM, Midtun Ø, Shrestha PS, Strand TA.Low Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Nepalese Infants Despite High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency among Their Mothers. Nutrients. 2016 Dec 21;8(12). pii: E825. doi: 10.3390/nu8120825. PMID: 28009810

  26. Schwinger C, Fadnes LT, Shrestha SK, Chandyo RK, Ulak M, Shrestha P, Mason C, Strand TA. Predicting undernutrition at age 2 years with early attained weight and length compared with weight and length velocity. The Journal of Pediatrics 

  27. Kumar T, Taneja  S, Sachdev HPS, Refsum H, Yajnik CS, Bhandari N, Strand TA Supplementation of vitamin B12 or folic acid on hemoglobin concentration in children 6-36 months of age: a randomized placebo controlled trial, Clinical nutrition Clin Nutr. 2016 Jul 18. pii: S0261-5614(16)30168-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.07.002. PMID: 27486122

  28. Chandyo RK, Ulak M, Sommerfelt H, Schneede J, Ueland PM, Strand TA. Nutritional Intake and Status of Cobalamin and Folate among Non-Pregnant Women of Reproductive Age in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 2016 Jun 22;8(6). pii: E375. doi: 10.3390/nu8060375. PMID: 27338469

  29. Henjum S, Kjellevold M, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Shrestha PS, Frøyland L, Strydom EL, Dhansay MA, Strand TA. Iodine concentration in breast milk and urine among lactating women of Bhaktapur, Nepal: Nutrients 28 April 2016, 8(5), 255; doi:10.3390/nu8050255  

  30. Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Thorne-Lyman AL, Henjum S, Ueland PM, Midttun Ø, Shrestha PS, Fawzi WW, Graybill L, Strand TA. Vitamin Status among Breastfed Infants in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nutrients. 2016 Mar 8;8(3). pii: E149. doi: 10.3390/nu8030149.PMID: 27005657

  31. Chandyo RK, Ulak M, Shrestha PS, Locks L, Ulvik R, Fawzi WW and Strand TA. The prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency is more common in breastfed infants than their mothers in Bhaktapur, Nepal., Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Apr;70(4):456-62. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.199.PMID: 26626049

  32. Chandyo RK, Ulak M, Adhikari R, and Strand TA. Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among young children with acute diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Healthcare (Basel). 2015 Jul 21;3(3):593-606. doi: 10.3390/healthcare3030593. PMID: 27417782

  33. Kvestad I, Taneja  S, Kumar T, Bhandari N, Hysing M Strand TA. Randomized factorial trial of vitamin B12 and folic acid on neurodevelopment in Indian children. in press PLoS One

  34. Kvestad I, Taneja S, Hysing M, Kumar T, Bhandari N, Strand TA. Diarrhea, stimulation and growth predict neurodevelopment in young north Indian children. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 31;10(3):e0121743. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121743. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25826376

  35. Henjum S, Torheim LE, Thorne-Lyman AL, Chandyo R, Fawzi WW, Shrestha PS, Strand TA. Low dietary diversity and micronutrient adequacy among lactating women in a peri-urban area of Nepal. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Mar 31:1-10. PMID: 25824344

  36. Strand TA, Taneja  S, Kumar T, Mahesh M, Mohan S, Manger MS, Refsum H Yajnik CS, and Bhandari. The Effect of Daily Vitamin B12 and Folic acid Supplementation on Growth in 6-30 Month Old Children in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;135(4):e918-26. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-1848. PMID: 25802345

  37. Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Adhikari RK, Sharma PR, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Strand TA, Cobalamin and folate status in  6 to 25 months old children presenting with diarrhea in Bhaktapur, Nepal. PLoS ONE 9(3): e90079. doi:10.1371/

  38. Kumar T, Taneja  S, Mahesh M, Mohan S, Yajnik CS, Bhandari N, Strand TA. Prevalence and Predictors of Anemia in a Population of North Indian Children Nutrition. 2014 May;30(5):531-7db

  39. Taneja  S, Strand TA Kumar T, Mahesh M, Mohan S, Manger MS, Refsum H Yajnik CS, and Bhandari. Folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation and common infections in 6-30-mo-old children in India: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. AJCN 2013, 98(3), 731–737.

  40. Kvestad I, Taneja  S, Kumar T, Bhandari N, Strand TA, Hysing M. The assessment of developmental status using the Ages and Stages questionnaire-3 in nutritional research in north Indian young children. Nutrition J 23 April 2013

  41. Strand TA, Taneja S , Refsum H, Ueland PM, Bahl R, Schneede J, Sommerfelt H, Bhandari N. "Cobalamin and Folate Status Predicts Mental Development Scores in North Indian Children 12 to 18 months of age." Am J Clin Nutr Jan. 2013. PMID: 23283502

  42. Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Mellander L, Shrestha PS, Strand TA, Infant feeding practices in Bhaktapur, Nepal: A cross-sectional, health facility based survey. Int Breastfeeding Journal 2012, 7:1

  43. Manger MS, Taneja S, Strand TA, Bahl R, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Schneede J,  Bhandari N and Bhan MK Folate status predicts diarrheal morbidity in 6 – 30 month old north Indian children. J. Nutr. 2011 141: 2226-2232

  44. Manger MS, Strand TA, Taneja S, Bahl R, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Schneede J,  Bhandari N and Bhan MK Cobalamin status modifies the effect of zinc supplementation on the incidence of prolonged diarrhea in 6-30 month old North Indian children: J Nutr (2011), April 27

  45. Taneja S, Bhandari N, Strand TA, Sommerfelt H, Refsum H, Ueland PM, et al. Cobalamin and folate status in infants and young children in a low-to-middle income community in India. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Nov;86(5):1302-9.

  46. Strand TA, Taneja S, Bhandari N, Refsum H, Ueland PM, Schneede J, Bahl R, Bhan MK Sommerfelt H. Folate, but not Cobalamin Status Predicts Respiratory Morbidity in North Indian Children. Am J Clin Nutr 2007; 86: 139-44 2007