PhD in medieval Tibetan literature from the Institute of Oriental Studies of Academy of Sciences of the USSR (now Russian Academy of Sciences) in Moscow..
Senior research fellow at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Ulan-Ude, Russia).
Her research interest lies in the history of Tibetan medicine, based on Tibetan written sources and oral tradition. She has made many field work in Nepal and India since 1980 and given numerous lectures in Nepal, India, Germany and Switzerland. She participated in many International and All-Russian conferences both in Russia and various foreign countries.
Natalia Bolsokhoeva played a key role in the organization and co-ordination of a project, connected with preparation and publication of Russian version of ‘The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine” from the collection of the History Museum of Buryatia named after M.N. Khangalov in Ulan-Ude. Additional research interest is the history of Tibetan medicine of Buryat ethnos, Buddhist art, Tibetan mediaeval historical literature and Buryat-Mongolian personalities in Tibet.
Her main publications include ‘The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine” (co-author), Publishing - House ‘Galart’, Moscow, 1994. ‘Tibetan Medicine in Nepal’. Publishing-House ‘Palitra’, St.-Petersburg, 1994 (in Russian). ‘Introduction to the Studies of Tibetan Medical Sources’. Mandala Book Point. Kathmandu, 1993. ‘Tibetan Songs from Dingri’ (co-author Kalsang Tsering). ‘Opuscula Tibetana’. Arbeiten aus dem Tibet Institut. Rikon-Zurich, Fasc. 14. Februar 1995. She is one of the co-authors of ‘The Buddha’s Art of Healing: Tibetan Paintings Rediscovered’. Rizzoli, New-York, 1998. “Guidance on Tibetan Medicine’. Kathmandu. 2008 (in Russian). ‘The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine’ in the cultural space of Central Asia’ (co-author Dashi Lama), Ulan-Ude, 2010 (in Russian).
She is the author of a great number of papers and articles on Tibetan medicine, literature and culture as well edited several scientific books on different aspects of Tibetan Studies.