Shalini is a health behavioralist and epidemiologist with a background in public health. She has a PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University and an MPH in Epidemiology from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Shalini’s research focuses on understanding health disparities and behaviors among underserved and high-risk populations across the world. Her area of specialty focuses more specifically on maternal and child health, reproductive and sexual health, infectious disease, youth substance use and global health. At OCHIN, she works with investigators to develop research proposals with strong scientific merit aiming to improve health equity, healthcare access, and health outcomes among underserved populations. She has taught at several universities at the undergraduate and graduate level with a focus on human sexuality, multicultural health, infectious disease, global public health and grant writing.
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