Positions

Overview

  • I am a social scientist who conducts studies designed to reduce health disparities, improve health equity, and inform thoughtful policy that is good for humanity in resource-constrained settings, both in the United States and abroad. My scholarship focuses heavily on understanding behaviors of underserved - often stigmatized - populations that are at high-risk for experiencing discrimination, including but not limited to sexual and gender minorities, religious minorities, racial minorities, and immigrants. My research has been funded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health (SOPH), UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH/NICHD and NIH/NIMH), The Women’s Fund of Birmingham (TWF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Way of Alabama, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Driving health behavior: The roles of personal health information use and attitudes towards health in women’s cancer screenings 2019
    2019 The Future State of Patient Engagement? Personal Health Information Use, Attitudes Towards Health, and Health Behavior 2019
    2019 Alcohol Use, High Risk Behaviors, and Experiences of Discrimination Among Transgender Women in the Dominican Republic 2019
    2019 Human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1/2 and human immunodeficiency virus antibodies identification among transactional sex workers and drug users in the Dominican Republic 2019
    2019 HIV Status and Contraceptive Utilization among Women in Cameroon 2019
    2019 Evidence that patient-centered medical homes are effective in reducing emergency department admissions for patients with depression 2019
    2019 HIV testing barriers and intervention strategies among men, transgender women, female sex workers and incarcerated persons in the Caribbean: A systematic review 2019
    2019 Human papillomavirus (HPV) and influenza vaccine behavior among Muslim women in the United States 2019
    2019 Is perceived stigma in clinical settings associated with poor health status among new york city's residents of color? 2019
    2019 Perceived Stigma in Health Care Settings and the Physical and Mental Health of People of Color in the United States. 2019
    2019 Sex work, social support, and stigma: Experiences of transgender women in the Dominican Republic 2019
    2018 Transgender Women's Experiences with Stigma, Trauma, and Attempted Suicide in the Dominican Republic 2018
    2018 Examining the Relationship Between Individual Characteristics, Community-Level Traits, Multidimensional Empowerment, and Maternal Health Care Utilization in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 2018
    2018 Re: Letter to the Editor of public health in response to ‘Human Papillomavirus vaccine initiation in Asian Indians and Asian Subpopulations: A case for examining disaggregated data in public health research’ 2018
    2018 Muslim Women's use of contraception in the United States 2018
    2018 Behaviors and Risks for Cardiovascular Disease Among Muslim Women in the United States. 2018
    2017 Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation in Asian Indians and Asian subpopulations: a case for examining disaggregated data in public health research 2017
    2017 Maternal health care use by pregnant women living with HIV: Factors associated with prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care in Haiti 2017
    2017 Transgender female sex workers’ HIV knowledge, experienced stigma, and condom use in the Dominican Republic 2017
    2017 Examining the Use of Magnesium Sulfate to Treat Pregnant Women with Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: Results of a Program Assessment of Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) Training in India 2017
    2017 Transgender Women's Drug Use in the Dominican Republic 2017
    2017 Moment-to-moment within-person associations between acts of discrimination and internalized stigma in people living with HIV: An experience sampling study. 2017
    2017 Statistical Effects of Religious Participation and Marriage on Substance Use and Abuse in Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2017
    2017 Association between violence exposure and condom non-use among transgender sex workers in the Dominican Republic: the mediating role of trust 2017
    2017 Muslim Women's Experiences with Stigma, Abuse, and Depression: Results of a Sample Study Conducted in the United States 2017
    2017 Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation in minority Americans 2017
    2017 Associates of Neonatal, Infant and Child Mortality in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: A Multilevel Analysis Using the 2012–2013 Demographic and Health Surveys 2017
    2017 Condom use and HIV status: A study of sex workers engaged with the Jamaican AIDS support for life (JASL) 2017
    2017 How Does Stigma Affect People Living with HIV? The Mediating Roles of Internalized and Anticipated HIV Stigma in the Effects of Perceived Community Stigma on Health and Psychosocial Outcomes 2017
    2016 Perceptions and attitudes towards evidence based practice among nurses and nursing students in Nepal 2016
    2016 Disparities in influenza vaccination across the United States: Variability by minority group, Asian sub-populations, socio-economic status, and health insurance coverage 2016
    2016 A comparison of younger and older men who have sex with men using data from Jamaica AIDS Support for Life: characteristics associated with HIV status 2016
    2016 Bridging the Gap 2016
    2016 Evidence-Based Practice Models to Maximize Nursing's Contributions to Global Health 2016
    2015 Service-learning in Undergraduate Global Health Education: The Role of Team Dynamics on Civic Attitudes and Skills 2015
    2015 Individual and Area Level Factors Associated with Prenatal, Delivery, and Postnatal Care in Pakistan 2015
    2015 Race/ethnicity and socio-economic differences in breast cancer surgery outcomes 2015
    2015 Generalized Anxiety Disorder in racial and ethnic minorities: A case of nativity and contextual factors 2015
    2015 Panic attacks in minority Americans: The effects of alcohol abuse, tobacco smoking, and discrimination 2015
    2015 Depression in Racial and Ethnic Minorities: the Impact of Nativity and Discrimination 2015

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Research Findings from the American Muslim Women’s Health Project 2020
    2014 Race and Stress 2014
    2014 Socioeconomic Status and Physical Health 2014

    Teaching Activities

  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH498 - Undergraduate Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HC112 - Honors Seminar Public Hlth (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HC112 - Honors Seminar Public Hlth (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS611 - International NGO Management (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS610 - Refugee Health Care (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS498 - Directed Study Global Health (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS498 - Directed Study Global Health (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • GHS301 - Non-Communicable Disease (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS302 - International Development (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS303 - Food Security and Nutrition (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS498 - Directed Study Global Health (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS404 - Controversies in Global Health (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS406 - MCH in Africa and Asia (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS605 - Disabilities and Global Health (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS420 - Field Studies: Jamaica (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS620 - Infect Dis Surveillane & Contr (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PUH498 - Special Topics in PUH (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS607 - Global Health and Gender (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS609 - Environ Hlth Issue Res Lim Set (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS610 - Refugee Health Care (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS617 - Global Health:Princ & Prac (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS600 - Fundamentals of Global Health (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS620 - Infect Dis Surveillane & Contr (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS607 - Global Health and Gender (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • GHS611 - International NGO Management (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • SOC100 - Intro to Sociology (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • Full Name

  • Henna Budhwani